for Proposals: The Diversity Fund
Diversity Fund was established five years ago to help foster the
recruitment and retention of faculty and students from under-represented
minority groups as well as to facilitate research on diversity
in higher education. Although the amount of funding awarded varies,
funding for most projects will not exceed $20,000.
Diversity Fund supports:
of schools' strategic plans to increase the presence of
under-represented minorities (matching funds required).
on diversity in higher education.
to diversify the campus environment.
to the Diversity Fund consisting of an original and three copies
should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 122 College
Hall/6303 before March 15th of each year. If the date falls
on a weekend or holiday the deadline is the following business
- The Diversity
Fund Cover Sheet. Failure to complete the cover sheet or to
comply with page limitations will risk disqualification from
the competition. The cover sheet should include: name of Principal
Investigator, rank, phone number, e-mail address, department,
school, campus address, and mail code; the name of the Business
Administrator, phone, and e-mail address; the title of the proposal;
and the signatures of the Dean, Department Chair and Principal
abstract of the proposal.
of current support for the project.
pending proposals for the same project.
- A list
of related support received during the past three years. If
the proposal was funded in the past by the Diversity Fund, a
report on the use of those funds and an assessment of the project's
impact should be included.
- A one-page
biographical sketch of each project director.
- A proposal
of not more than ten single spaced pages giving the scope, rationale,
significance, plan, and impact of the project.
(one page). Budget items should be listed in order of priority.
Please note that financial support cannot be provided for non-Penn
for review will include the following:
of the project to the Agenda
for Excellence and the University's goals for recruitment
and retention of under-represented minorities.
for generating new insights about diversity in higher education.
- Budget appropriateness.
amount of matching funds and/or School/Responsibility Center
of the Provost
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 19, January 22, 2002
January 22, 2002
Volume 48 Number 19