The Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has created the Barnard Inclusion Grant to financially support our community members’ efforts to help foster inclusion and belonging on campus.
The Barnard Inclusion Grant is also intended to generate new ideas and approaches for the Barnard community. The Council reviews proposals not only for funding purposes, but also to gauge general community interests and needs. No project or event is too big or too small.
The inaugural grant recipients represent the diversity of thoughtful and innovative proposals received by the Council.
Shreya Sunderram ’19 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 Barnard Archives and Special Collections to support the “BOSS 50th Anniversary Reunion Reception,” in celebration of the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters’ (BOSS) 50th anniversary, enhancing a space for BOSS alumnae and current members to connect and network.
Professor Elizabeth Castelli and BCRW for “Faculty Resisting Gendered State Violence and Structures of Criminalization,” a series of public lectures and convenings to engage the Barnard community in conversation about state violence against women, girls, trans, and gender-non-conforming people of color.
Staff members Melanie Hibbert, Rachel James, Karl-Mary Akre, and Ruby Mastrodimos representing several departments within the Milstein Center for their collaborative project, “The Media Center Emerging Filmmaker Mentorship Program,” a semester-long program that will focus on providing funding, mentorship, and project support to underserved undergraduate filmmakers.
Professors Cecelia Lie-Spahn and Pam Cobrin, Deans Wendy Garay and Giorgio DiMauro, and Tasneem Ebrahim ’20 for “Working with International Student Experience: Pedagogy and Belonging,” a two-pronged project that will include a panel discussion and faculty workshop to strengthen Barnard’s service to international students.
Miriam Neptune, Madiha Choksi, Martha Tenney, Shannon O'Neill, Sylvia Korman (Post-baccalaureate DH fellow) of The Digital Humanities Center and the Barnard Archives and Special Collections 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.
Jasmin Torres ’21 for “Book Vouchers and Textbook Affordability,” a grant to fund textbook vouchers for low-income students.
We will be announcing a call for another round of proposals during the Spring 2019 semester.