Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grants

Grant Deadline Extended to April 15, 2022!


The Academy solicits innovative and impactful proposals that further the Academy’s goals of fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific community consistent with the Academy’s statement reiterated below.

Integral to the Indiana Academy of Science’s mission is a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and equity within the Academy and embracing diversity, in all its forms. This commitment is founded on the belief that meaningful scientific progress requires the contributions of divergent ideas and points of view that are possible only when all voices are valued. Our goal is to promote an environment in which all individuals share a sense of belonging, feel respected, are treated fairly, are provided opportunities to develop professionally, and can excel in their chosen career paths. We seek to remove barriers to this goal, including those grounded in the structural inequities within our own institutions, organizations, and society. To achieve this, we will share scientific ideas across the spectrum of our disciplinary perspectives and promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research and science education. In doing so, we will empower one another as we engage with a global network of scientists and our statewide community.
As the funds available to support projects are limited, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee strongly encourages novel programs that have the broadest possible impact. Examples of projects could include campus climate surveys, funds to implement inclusive practices/programs, or pay for students to attend conferences, etc.
Supported programs will have a period of performance of one year with a possibility of renewal.

Program Background

The DEI grant program was initiated as one aspect of the Academy’s Strategic Plan for DEI by the standing DEI committee in 2021. This is the first call for proposals made by the DEI committee.

DEI Grant Request for Proposals, Spring 2022

Proposals for this year are due on April 15, 2022.

Grant applications can be submitted here.

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