This grant fund is open to all Barnard faculty, staff, and students.
You are invited to submit a proposal that will help foster inclusion, belonging, and equity in our community. Ideas may include speakers and performances; seminars and workshops; gatherings that bring together distinct constituencies for discussion and relationship building; as well as other programming and initiatives.
This year, the council is particularly interested in projects that focus on the relationship of well-being and sustainability to DEI efforts, collaborative projects and multi-year efforts.
Members of the Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will evaluate the proposals and select several for implementation over the coming months. Please note, another round of proposals will be accepted during the Spring semester for Fall 2020 projects.
Examples of projects from the last grant cycle include:
- Shreya Sunderram for her proposal, “Inclusion and Equity Fellows,” a program to fund events that will help foster conversation about diversity and inclusion across campus, featuring events such as the Bold Conference and Bold Legacy Events.
- Martha Tenney and Shannon O’Neill of Archives, to support a reunion reception in celebration of the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters’ (BOSS) 50th anniversary, centering the importance of documenting the histories of Black students and alums.
- Jasmin Torres for “Book Vouchers and Textbook Affordability,” a grant to fund textbook vouchers for low-income students.
- Miriam Neptune, Madiha Choksi, Martha Tenney, Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia Korman of The Digital Humanities Center and the Archives, for their proposal, “Summer Digital Humanities Research Fellows,” a summer program that will encourage and support independent research and digital project creation by students, staff, faculty, and community partners.
The Council is not taking applications at the moment.
The proposals must include:
- a statement of purpose/description of the project;
- a narrative explaining how the project will further the goals of enhancing inclusion across campus, and whether the effort is envisioned as a one-time event or a recurring one into the future;
- an estimate of the number of people the project expects to serve;
- a proposed budget;
- how you will reflect on, evaluate or assess the impact or success of the project supporting inclusion at Barnard.
Please email any questions to: