The Barnard DEI Council Grant
This grant fund is open to all Barnard faculty, staff, and students.
Barnard’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is tasked with understanding how the College can best support all members of the campus community and promote the representativeness of the student body, faculty, and staff. The Council is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021-2022 Barnard DEI Grant (formerly Inclusion Grant) cycle. The grants are intended to finance projects and events that help enhance inclusion efforts across our community. This year we are particularly interested in projects that continue the DEI Council’s focus of work in the 2021-2022 academic year:
- Access and resources for transgender and gender-nonconforming students
- Access and resources for FLI students
- Access and resources for students with disabilities
These grants will carry a maximum award of $4000. We anticipate awarding 3-4 grants in 2021-22. Grantees will form a cohort who together will receive mentoring and support from the DEI Council as they pursue their projects.
This grant fund, administered through the Council, is open to all 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.
Examples of projects from the last grant cycle include:
- Gustie Owens ’22 and Radhika “Rads” Mehta CC '22 to launch the Activist Archive, a web-based extension of their Butler Banner Project, to help students research archival information on historical campus activism, as well as plan their own movements.
- Members of the Shange Magic Project for their idea The Love Space Demands: Sharing the Words of Ntozake Shange in the Barnard Library, which will support the installation of excerpts from the work of Ntozake Shange ’70 on walls around the Milstein Center.
- Jo-Ann Pratts of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to partner with the TMI Project, a nonprofit that leads sessions of the Storytelling Workshop to help storytellers relay “radically candid, true personal narratives.”
Proposals will be submitted via Google form and will include:
a) a statement of purpose/description of the project (250 to 500 words);
b) a narrative explaining how the project will further the goals of enhancing inclusion across and / or within the Barnard community, and whether the effort is envisioned as a one-time event or a recurring one into the future (250 to 500 words);
c) an estimate of the number of people the project expects to serve;
d) a proposed budget;
e) a sense of how project leaders will reflect on, evaluate, or assess the impact or success of the project;
f) Any additional information not included in the above.
Requirements for Grant Recipients
- Attendance at Grant Planning Workshop for 2021-22 Cohort on February 28th, 2022. This workshop will aid recipients in:
- project planning, management and sustainability
- backward design
- Community Outreach (if applicable)
- Reflection and Assessment
- Participation in Project Showcase or Submission of a Project Report, date/time TBD
Application Due: 11:59 pm, January 31st, 2022
Review of applications: January - February 2022
Decision: February 15th, 2022
Grant Planning Workshop: February 28th, 2022
Funds Dispersed: early March 2022
Sharing: End of semester reflection; Project Showcase time/date TBD
The application for the Barnard DEI Council Grant can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLvJ16aEzYKA4b9xMwBKiGwSLduhiccEmUQlBVBJbBRKg9Qw/viewform
For questions and if you need support with your application, please email Professor Monica Miller, DEI Council Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're looking forward to reviewing the thoughtful proposals submitted by our Barnard community.