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Commission on Diversity grant application deadline is Feb. 15

The President’s Commission on Diversity is seeking applications for diversity related professional development and/or research grants. The deadline for spring applications is Sunday, Feb. 15.

2009-01-30

The President’s Commission on Diversity is seeking applications for diversity related professional development and/or research grants. The deadline for spring applications is Sunday, Feb. 15.

Stipends of up to $500 are available for professional conferences related to issues of diversity in higher education, or conduct research in this area. Awards will be granted in two categories: students and faculty and staff.

Applicants must be Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty or staff. Current members of the President’s Commission on Diversity are not eligible to apply.

The following actions will be taken in reviewing applications:
1. The President’s Commission on Diversity will review all grant applications.
2. The awards will be based on relation of activity to issues of diversity in higher education.
3. Financial need and access to other funding sources will be considered.
4. The extent to which the activity benefits the applicant, campus and/or local community will also be considered.
5. Priority allocation will be given to applicants who received no PCD funding in current or prior fiscal year.
6. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2009.

The following information must be included in applications:
• Applicant name, address, phone and e-mail address
• Job Title or Student Classification
• Department, Major or Program
• Title of Conference/ Project
• Date of Conference or Expected Completion Date
• Location of Conference
• Conference Web site (or attach information)
• Amount requested (up to $500) - If funds are inadequate to cover the requests of all eligible applicants, the available funds may be distributed at less than the maximum and/or the support requested by each applicant. If additional funds are available awards greater than $500 may be disbursed to proposals showing demonstrated need.

The grant application narrative and budget should be a maximum length of three pages, single spaced, minimum 12 point font and include the following:
1. Explain the relationship of your research/ professional development proposal to issues of diversity in higher education or, for students, to your academic and career goals.
2. How would this activity benefit the campus community?
3. Please attach an itemized budget. Eligible expenses include – but are not limited to – airfare, hotel, taxi, food, conference registration, organization membership fees and research supplies.
4. List all professional development or other funding sources available to you this fiscal year for this specific project. What is the current status of alternative funding source requests?
5. Please provide a narrative explanation of how proposed funds will be used and their connection to diversity issues at Minnesota State Mankato.
6. Employees only: Do you anticipate being employed at Minnesota State Mankato the semester following disbursement?

Applications can be submitted to the Affirmative Action Office, Armstrong Hall Room 112. Electronic applications are preferred and can be emailed to melissa.van-winkle@mnsu.edu.

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