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Council on Diversity and Social Justice

Diversity and Social Justice Grants

The Council on Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) was established in 2006 by Willamette University Former President M. Lee Pelton. The purpose of the CDSJ is to deepen the University's commitment to diversity through six primary activities: (1) Promote the centrality of diversity and social justice in the University mission statement and core activities; (2) Create and support educational programs related to diversity and social justice; (3) Fund and award grants that enhance diversity and social justice on campus; (4) Promote a diverse faculty by assisting in developing effective recruitment and retention practices; (5) Promote curricula that appropriately reflect diversity and social justice; (6) Invite speakers--some for extended stay--to campus to discuss and debate issues related to diversity and social justice; and (6) Monitor and report annually on the diversity of the composition of the faculty, students, and staff and provide an annual "report card" on the state of diversity on campus.


Mini Grant Program

This program provides funding for projects that help the Willamette University community achieve the core values of diversity and social justice. Two types of grants are available: (1) Small Program Grants for projects up to $500, and (2) Large Project Grants for projects up to $1000.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

Evaluation Criteria: (1) The project will help the Willamette University community achieve the core values of diversity and social justice. (2) Applicant(s) will demonstrate the ability necessary to carry out and complete the project. (3) The project will be well-planned and will be completed within one semester of the grant award. (4) The project will include a detailed budget.

Application Materials

Deadlines

  • February 7, 2014 - (CLOSED)
  • March 14, 2014 - (CLOSED)
  • April 18, 2014 -

Contact Information: Karen Wood, Committee Chair & University Chaplain (503-370-6213)

For More Information: Mini-Grant Program

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