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Application process opens for diversity awards and grants

Office of the Provost programs support faculty diversity initiatives
  • Two award recipients will receive $5,000 each; grants fund up to $25,000
  • All Northwestern faculty members are eligible
  • Deadline is Nov. 1 and recipients will be announced in winter quarter 2018

EVANSTON - The nomination and application processes are now open for the 2017-18 Provost Awards for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity and the Provost Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

The Provost Awards and Provost Grants bolster faculty efforts to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable climate on campus. The initiatives are designed to enhance diversity across the spectrum, including sex, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, age, political affiliation, religion, philosophy and sexual orientation.

Two recipients of the Provost Award will receive $5,000 each to further existing diversity initiatives. Recipients of the Provost Grant will receive funds ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, depending on the scope of their projects, to expand or begin new projects aimed at enhancing diversity and equity at Northwestern.

Provost Award nomination process:

Any member of the Northwestern community (student, faculty, trainee, staff or alumni) can nominate a faculty member or faculty group who demonstrates positive and collaborative leadership in building diversity in the Northwestern community.

Download the nomination form and instructions on the Office of the Provost website.

Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 1. Award recipients will be announced by winter quarter 2018. Award funds will be distributed during spring quarter.

Provost Grant application process:

All faculty members are eligible to apply for funds to support new projects or to build upon existing initiatives. Proposals should explain the projects’ potential to affect measurable, positive impact on the education of undergraduate students or the climate of faculty recruitment, hiring, development and retention at Northwestern.

Download the grant application form and instructions on the Office of the Provost website.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1. Grant recipients will be announced by winter quarter 2018. Grant funds will be distributed during spring quarter. Funded projects should commence by fall quarter 2018.

In its first year, the Office of the Provost awarded $165,000 to the inaugural class of award and grant recipients. The grantees were recognized at a reception event on Monday, April 24, at Guild Lounge on the University’s Evanston campus, and the awardees were honored at a separate event on Thursday, April 27, also in Guild Lounge.