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Presidential Mini-Grants FY 22-23

March 16, 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

To encourage campus-wide efforts that promote, enhance and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the Presidential Mini-Grants for Department Diversity Initiative was designed to foster projects that advance innovative approaches to DEI at Stony Brook.

This long-standing program supports selected proposals that promote awareness, skills and knowledge about issues related to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, abilities, age, class and/or religion. Preference will be given to proposals that are tied to the goals of the Stony Brook Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.

Funding Criteria

  • Awards will provide seed funding for ideas that have the potential to catalyze long range transformative change in the SBU campus environment
  • Priority will be given to ongoing efforts, as opposed to one-time events
  • Proposals should describe in detail a plan for sustainability
  • Projects should not be a part of existing DEI plans/effort
  • Awardees must provide a summary of the project at completion

Therefore, I invite you to take part in this year’s Presidential Mini-Grants for Department Diversity Initiative by participating in the application process.

Drawing on the total pool of $30,000, the amount granted will be determined by the number of grants selected and approved for funding. Grants generally range from $1,000 - $4,000.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to give this important initiative serious consideration.


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Maurie McInnis