Inclusive Excellence Program Grants

The Inclusive Excellence Grant Proposal Submission is open March 1 - 31, 2021 for funding in Fall 2021.

As part of an effort to increase diversity and a sense of belonging across the University of Kentucky campus, the Office for Institutional Diversity has created a grant program that will fund creative proposals for diversity programming.

The Inclusive Excellence Program will fund grants of up to $15,000 for creative diversity programming ideas. The program, which is funded by student fees, was announced during the October 2016 UK Board of Trustees annual retreat.

Inclusive excellence calls for us to increase our awareness of others and to work collectively to challenge our way of thinking and doing. It requires us to engage, teach, listen, and learn.

Inclusive Excellence Program grants are for programs that are student-centric and foster collaborative programming and partnerships among groups, centers, programs, registered student organizations and/or initiatives that are looking to address the importance of diverse views and cultures.

These programs should also educate others on issues of social justice and diversity, increase belonging and engagement of marginalized groups and increase opportunities for collaborative learning around issues of inclusive excellence.

For questions regarding the proposal process, call the Office for Institutional Diversity at 859-257-9293.