Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mini Grants

In keeping with Providence College’s mission to provide an exemplary “education for the whole person — body, mind and soul,” our institutional commitment to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across the PC community, and the goals and objectives of the PC200 Strategic Plan, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has created two (2) DEI Mini-Grants to support efforts by PC faculty, staff, and student organizations that strive to help PC become a “model for love, inclusivity, and equity in a diverse community” (PC200, Goal 2). The DEI Mini-Grants align with five (5) main DEI focus areas and support innovative and community-focus efforts in these areas: 

Organizations, faculty, and staff are invited to apply. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary, multi-department/division, or unique student club collaborations across 2-3 departments, offices and/or student organizations. We also highly encourage efforts that involve collaborations between students and faculty or students and staff. 

  • Structural Diversity, Access, and Equity: Maintain continuous improvement in the numbers, retention, matriculation, and promotion of historically underrepresented students, faculty, administration, and staff     
  • Institutional Infrastructure: Establish a process for ongoing monitoring, assessment, evaluation, and revision of institutional practices, policies, and procedures to ensure equitable and inclusive outcomes 
  • Climate and Intergroup Relations: Create and sustain a campus environment of respect and civility that “promotes the common good [and] the human flourishing of each member of the campus community” through opportunities for diverse interactions, community dialogue and debate, and ongoing intercultural learning. 
  • Formal and Informal Curricula: Assure diverse perspectives and inclusive pedagogies  in the content of courses, programs, teaching, learning approaches, and experiences across all academic and non-academic programs 
  • Student Learning and Development: Create leadership experiences and career pathways that prepare students to engage actively in an increasingly diverse, interconnected global society. 

Please note: Each department/faculty member, office/staff member, or student organization may only receive one of each mini-grant per academic year. Funds must be used by the end of the fiscal year, June 3oth. 

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be awarded until the funds are depleted.  
  • Please allow two weeks from the date of application submission for a response.

YOU WILL BE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR IDEI INITIATIVE RESULTS WITH THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY AT THE END-OF-THE-YEAR MINI-GRANT SHOWCASE.

FINAL REPORTS ARE DUE WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF COMPLETION OF THE INITIATIVE

Equity & Engagement Innovation Mini-Grants

Six (6) awards of up to $2,500.00 per semester are available 

Criteria: 

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion focused programs and initiatives that meet one or more of the five focus areas listed above. 
  • This mini-grant may not be used to fund events. For events funding, please apply to the Community and Diversity Mini-Grant. 

Examples of Equity and Engagement Innovative Mini-Grant projects: 

  • New faculty or staff development training 
  • Student career or academic pathway programs 
  • A community-engaged course in partnership with a community organization 
  • Letter of support from applicant’s supervisor

Equity & Engagement Award Application
Final Report

Community and Diversity Program Mini-Grants

Eight (8awards for up to $300 each per semester are available 

Criteria: 

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion focused programs that meet one or more of the five focus areas listed above. 
  • This mini-grant can be used to fund events. 
  • Letter of support from applicant’s supervisor

 Examples of Community and Diversity Program Mini-Grants: 

  • Guest lecturers 
  • Cultural celebrations 
  • PC student groups/organizations attending off campus conferences 

Community & Diversity Award Submission Form
Final Report