As suggested in its name, this seed grant fund is intended to support one-time/stand-alone
projects/programs and short-term initiatives. We encourage community members to seek
sustainable sources of funding. Based on the event/program/project/initiative’s impact, it may be eligible for a one-time
renewal of funding. Applicants will be notified of eligibility of one-time renewal
after completing the awardee agreements.
Projects that are awarded a DEIJ seed grant must agree to:
- Identify the sponsor(s), partners, and collaborators on all promotional materials
- Submit a summary of the event/program/project/initiative within 4 weeks of its completion
that answers the following questions.
- What was the impact of your event/program/project/initiative? Include assessment data
to support your conclusion.
- Describe the successes and challenges you faced in planning and executing this event/program/project/initiative.
- Based on its impact, would you recommend doing this event/program/project/initiative
again? Why or Why not? If yes: (a) what changes/adjustments would you make and why
and (b) would you like to be considered for a one-time renewal of funding?
Deadline for Submissions & Selection Information
The mini grants are open to the entire campus community, and up to $1000 will be awarded per application. Applications must be submitted no later than 4-6
weeks prior to the event date or start date for the project, program, or initiative.
At least one objective listed above must be met in order for the mini-grant application
to be considered. Applications that meet multiple objectives and/or are highly-collaborative will receive more weight when being reviewed by the DEIJ Core Team.
Applications will be reviewed by the DEIJ Core Team on a rolling basis. Projects,
programs, and initiatives must be completed within the same academic year the grant
In order to encourage participation from many people on campus, applications will
be limited to one per person per academic year.