Diversity-in-Action Micro-Grant

As part of Michigan Tech’s efforts to create an educational and work environment that is inclusive, supportive, and rich in diversity, members of the Michigan Tech community are invited to apply for the Diversity-In-Action Micro-Grant. 

The purpose of this micro-grant is to support proposals from faculty, staff, and students for scholarly, cultural, and artistic events that will have an impact on Michigan Tech's mission, curriculum, faculty and staff development, students, and the teaching and learning environment. Grants will support intellectual activities engaging our communities in conversations about diversity, prepare our students for leadership in a diverse world, and increase respect and understanding for differences based on knowledge and shared experiences. 

Micro-grants can be used for many purposes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Guest speakers on a diversity topic.
  • Special program(s) intended to increase respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Projects to enhance and support the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse full-time faculty and staff.
  • Events that expand the inclusion of issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system and national origin.

The Tech Forward Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leader will appoint an ad hoc committee consisting of five faculty/staff/student members. The ad hoc committee will bring its recommendations to the Tech Forward Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leader for final approval. Review of applications will continue contingent on available funds. At the committees' discretion, applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview to better explain their proposal. Members of the ad hoc committee are eligible to apply for the grants but must recuse themselves from the evaluation of their application. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications well in advance of the proposed starting date.