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The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant program supports projects and programs with an immediate impact enhancing the diversity goals of the University of Iowa’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021.
If your proposal will advance cross-cultural understanding, strengthen positive inter-group relations and promote a welcoming learning environment, is a new project or program and will benefit the campus directly, we would like to hear from you!
Proposals are examined by the Catalyst Seed Grant Committee. Members are charged with reviewing projects and recommending levels of funding. In cases where there is a conflict of interest, committee members will recuse themselves from the discussion.
Programs and projects will be evaluated based on:
Funds may be used for costs associated with trainings and workshops on campus such as:
However, they are restricted and MAY NOT be used for the following:
We will consider awarding up to five (5) Seed Grants with a maximum of $1000 each.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Iowa. All proposed projects and programs must be new initiatives. Funds may not be used to support current projects and programs.
Proposals must demonstrate collaboration between at least two groups, departments, or organizations at the University of Iowa that support a curricular domain.
Proposals may be submitted in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance submitting your proposal electronically, please contact Dana Dominguez at (319) 353-2388.
There are several components applicants must include in the application. Please use this checklist to ensure that you have collected all the necessary materials and that you allow yourself ample to time to do so.