CST Diversity Innovation Initiative Fund

The CST Diversity Innovation Initiative (DII) is a new opportunity meant to provide financial support for projects that aim to increase representation through innovative approaches that address diversity within the college, and mathematics, science, and technology as a whole.

There will be Fall and Spring application cycles. Additional information can be found in the FAQ.

Applications due March 1st, 2021

Projects supported by the fund will:

  1. Have the demonstrable purpose of enhancing DEI
  2. Not exceed a 12-month timeline, extensions subject to approval
  3. Be categorized in the following tiers:
    • Small: up to $1,000
    • Medium: up to $5,000
    • Large: up to $20,000


Application PDF should include:

  1. Project Description
    1. Title
    2. Relevance to DEI
    3. Description of Activities and Target Audience
    4. Expected Outcomes
    5. Timeline/Schedule
  2. Budget and Justification
  3. Project Personnel and Roles
  • The Project Description will not exceed two (Small tier or Medium tier) or four (Large tier) pages (minimum of: 1” margins, 11 pt font, single-spaced document), in a PDF format.
  • All students, faculty, and staff members of the College of Science and Technology are eligible to submit an application.
  • All student-led projects must include a CST faculty member as an advisor.
  • Applicants will be notified one month after the application deadline.
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For more information, contact the CST DEI Committee: cst.dei@temple.edu