For what can Diversity Innovation Initiative grant funds be requested?
The funds should be used to support projects and initiatives that aim to increase representation of marginalized groups and address diversity in mathematics, science, and technology. For questions about specific budget items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the expected duration for a funded project?
For the fall competitions, we expect projects will take place in the following spring and/or summer. For the spring competitions, we expect projects will take place in the following summer and/or fall.
Can we apply for longer term projects (e.g., 12+ months)?
Currently our focus is on funding short-term, potentially renewable projects. For longer projects, one option would be to consider structuring your project (outcomes, timeline, budget, etc) to match this framework.
Who reviews the grant applications?
The College of Science and Technology (CST) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will convene a panel of CST faculty, staff, and students to review the applications.
What is the review criteria?
The grants are reviewed on the following categories: Relevance to DEI, innovation, potential for impact (breadth), feasibility, metrics of success provided, and budget justification.
When will we be notified about our grant applications?
We intend to notify applicants approximately one month after the application deadline.
If our proposal is funded, when is the earliest that we can access our funds?
Funds should be available the semester following the application.
Will feedback be provided for grant applications?
Applicants will receive comments from the review panel. Unsuccessful applicants can reapply for future cycles of this program.
Can a DII grant be used as a seed grant?
Yes. We encourage both short-term small projects and also pilot projects that may require future funding.
Can DII grants be used for projects outside of Temple?
Yes, outside projects led by members of the CST community are allowed and encouraged. The project should aim to increase representation of marginalized groups and address diversity in mathematics, science and technology.
Will this funding opportunity be offered in the future?
This program will be offered bi-annually, with fall and spring application periods.