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Center for the Study of Diversity announces faculty grant program


4:12 p.m., Sept. 28, 2012--The University of Delaware Center for the Study of Diversity has announced a faculty grant program.

A total of $15,000 in small grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 will be awarded to UD faculty.

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"We hope this small grants program will stimulate and support faculty research and scholarship that addresses a wide range of diversity issues on campus and in the community," said James Jones, director of the Center for the Study of Diversity.

Grants will support efforts in the following areas:

  • Public scholarship -- Scholarly based projects that extend beyond the walls of the University (e.g. action research with K-12 teachers; development and implementation of strategies to foster physical activity in at-risk adolescent females)
  • Research/data analysis – Original research, secondary data analysis
  • Policy analysis/research -- Analysis of policy implications of diversity related documents/ published papers, public policies and institutional programs

To apply, faculty should submit a coversheet, a proposal of no more than 1,500 words (including a 500-word abstract) and budget to Bess Davis at A curriculum vitae should be submitted as a separate file. Complete information on the grant program can be found at the center website.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.

Applicants will be notified concerning the success of proposals on Dec. 15, and the grant funding will begin Jan. 15, 2013. Funds must be used within two years and recipients will be expected to submit a progress report and provide an update at a center faculty meeting in fall 2013.

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