PCDI Grant Program - Call for Proposals

AY 2019-2020

Campus Climate Grant

Stanislaus State is committed to establishing and maintaining efforts that make our campus community welcoming, diverse, and inclusive. To support these efforts the PCDI has developed a grant program to fund projects, events, and activities that foster a campus climate based on equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Proposals that integrate and advance these principles in substantive ways in the campus community will be considered.

Purpose

The PCDI grant for campus climate will fund the organization and promotion of workshops, clubs, lectures, forums, orientations, and other projects, events, or activities that foster a campus climate of diversity, inclusivity, equity, and social justice. Funded activities must be free to attend, open to the campus community, and take place on campus. Priority will be placed on events that engage the campus community in discussion and reflection of issues that enhance inclusion of historically underrepresented and underserved students, faculty, or staff; and that advance the goals of the Stan State Diversity and Inclusion Action plan.

Application Period and Deadline

The Campus Climate grant will have a rolling deadline and awards in Fall 2019. Applications will be accepted beginning on Wednesday, October 9 at 8am. The awards committee will review eligible and complete applications as they are received, and make awards within 1-2 weeks of receipt of the application, until all funds have been allocated. Incomplete or ineligible applications will be returned to applicants within this same time frame.

We anticipate a second round of Campus Climate funding for events occurring in the Spring 2020 semester, with a firm application deadline of Friday, February 7, 2020.

Eligibility

  • All faculty, staff, and student organizations are eligible to submit proposals.
  • A sponsoring student organization, academic program/department, or administrative office is required.
  • Only one proposal will be considered from a single faculty, staff, or student organization.
  • All funded activities must be completed by May 31, 2020.

Awards

  • The maximum award is $1,000. The actual amount of an award will take into account the extent of available funding in light of the number of requests received.
  • Proposals will be judged primarily on their potential to foster a campus climate based on equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice (see attached rubric for details).
  • Upon award, faculty, staff, and student organizations are responsible for following University procedures and policies regarding expenditures and implementing proposed events and activities.
  • A final report (1 page) describing the outcomes of funds expended must be completed and submitted to PCDI by June 1, 2020. Awardees who do not submit a final report will not be eligible for future grants.

Application Procedure

Proposals must be submitted through the PCDI CC online grant application process.

The following components and word limits are required elements of the application:

  1. Project Title
  2. Project Description (250 words or less). Please address the following:
    1. Who and how many will participate, attend, or be involved?
    2. How will the project be implemented and promoted on campus?
    3. What are the impacts and outcomes for campus climate?
    4. How is the project aligned with the purpose of this grant program?        
  3. Budget and rationale (200 words or less). Itemize and justify expenses. The request should fit within the scope of the proposed project, event, or activity. If the overall budget is >$1000, specify what portion of the budget PCDI funds will be used for. Funding can be used for supplies, printing, campus catering, honorariums, and facility and equipment rental. PCDI funds are not to be used for fundraising events. All expenditures must comply with University guidelines and policies.

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Research, Teaching, and Professional Development

Stanislaus State is committed to establishing and maintaining efforts that make our campus community welcoming, diverse, and inclusive. To support these efforts the PCDI has developed a grant program to fund innovative research, teaching, and/or professional development that are grounded in the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice, specifically of historically underrepresented and underserved groups. Proposals that integrate and advance these principles in substantive ways in research, teaching, and/or professional development will be considered. 

Purpose

The PCDI grant can be used for the following purposes:

  • Advance research and scholarship related to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and social justice. New or continuing research projects will be considered. 
  • Develop or enhance curriculum that is based on diversity, inclusivity, equity, and social justice.
  • Provide opportunities for faculty and staff to increase their understanding of social justice issues that affect underrepresented and underserved populations, and support the professional development of faculty and staff who are engaged in these issues.

Deadline

Applications are due by 5 pm on Monday, October 28, 2019. 

This will be the only call for applications in the 2019-20 academic year. 

Eligibility

  • All faculty and staff are eligible to submit one proposal.
  • A sponsoring academic program/department or administrative office is required.
  • All funded activities must be completed by May 31, 2020.

Awards

  • The maximum award is $1,000. The actual amount of an award will take into account the extent of available funding in light of the number of requests received.
  • Proposals will be judged primarily on their potential to advance research, teaching, and/or professional development that are grounded in the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice, specifically of historically underrepresented and underserved groups (see attached rubric for details).
  • Awardees are responsible for following University procedures and policies regarding expenditures and implementing proposed events and activities.
  • A final report (1 page) describing the outcomes of funds expended must be completed and submitted to PCDI by June 1, 2020. Awardees who do not submit a final report will not be eligible for future grants.

Application Procedure 

Proposals must be submitted through the PCDI RTPD online grant application.

The following components and word limits are required elements of the application:

1. Project Title

2. Project Description (400 words or less). Please address the following:

            a) Describe the scope of the project, and its alignment with the purpose of the grant program.

            b) What are the expected impacts and outcomes?

            c) How will the findings be disseminated and shared?

3. Budget and rationale (200 words or less). Itemize and justify expenses. The request should fit within the scope of the proposed project, event, or activity. If overall budget is >$1000, specify what portion of the budget PCDI funds will be used for. Funding can be used for travel, supplies, and/or internal and external services (i.e. research assistants, transcriptions, etc.) related to research, teaching, and/or professional development. All expenditures must comply with University guidelines and policies.

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