The Division of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to invite applications for 2022-23 DEIA Cultivation Grants. DEIA Cultivation Grants are intended to support projects, programs, events and initiatives that Whitman community members (students, staff and faculty) are coordinating or pursuing that advance diversity, equity, inclusion or antiracism (DEIA) efforts at the college. Funds may be used to carry out an already designed project, to help cover the costs associated with an event, to compensate invited speakers, artists, or performers, to pay for a student assistant or to travel to a conference, among other possibilities.

All grant applications must clearly articulate how the funds will be used to advance DEIA at Whitman. Preference will be given to projects that are innovative and enhance rather than duplicate existing college practices, we will also prioritize applications that center the needs of historically marginalized communities, proposals that improve the campus racial climate, and collaborative applications involving co-leads from multiple constituent groups (e.g. staff and students). DEIA Cultivation Grant amounts can range from $500 to as much as $3,000. The total number of awards will be determined based on the requested amounts. 

Applications for fall funding will be accepted through September 30 with award notifications October 12. Applications for Spring 2023 awards will open in November of 2022. To apply for a DEIA Cultivation Grant, fill out this online form.