Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Paul College’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group solicits proposals for grants to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in both curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Paul Diversity & Inclusion Grant Objectives

The intent of this grant program is to provide resources for activities that will directly and/or indirectly influence student learning/experience, and that are not supported by current other resources.  Proposed activities can include both one-time events and longer-term projects, with the expectation that project spending will be complete by 12/31/2022.  Proposed activities should be linked to both short-term and long-term outcomes for student experience at Paul.

Program Basics

Proposals should address how the applicant(s) will utilize the funding to advance diversity, equity, and/or inclusion in the curricular and/or co-curricular experiences of Paul college undergraduate and/or graduate students.


  • Diversity in organizations defined: the range of identities, ideas, perspectives, and cultures available to contribute to the work at hand.

  • Inclusion: defines how well the range of diverse perspectives above, voiced by a varied group of invited participants, is incorporated into the discussion.

  • Equity: that all have the same opportunity to contribute, which might involve some accommodations or extra effort

Applicant teams should usually include participants from at least two of the following groups: faculty, students, staff.  When appropriate to the project, inclusion of stakeholders from beyond the college is also possible.

Teams may request up to $2,500 - $3,500 for projects.

The working group expects to fund up to four projects this year. Projects will have a 13-month time frame for completion, running from November 15, 2021, to December 31, 2022.

Examples of potential proposed activities (in curriculum, college climate, co-curricular programming, etc.) include 

  • Design & pilot a diversity & inclusion training for student organization leaders, led by staff.

  • Support a faculty-student summer research opportunity focused on a DEI-relevant question that will yield a product that can be used in in curricula in the future.

  • Summer support for faculty time to undertake major curricular reviews/revisions beyond normal syllabus updates, such as the creation of new curricular materials/cases that incorporate DEI issues and/or representation.


  • Each project team will meet at least two times with the Paul D & I working group to update its members on progress/challenges and identify opportunities to support project needs.
  • At the conclusion of funding, each team will report on the project objectives, activities, and outcomes, as well as learning that can be applied to future projects.
  • Team members of all projects will share their projects and progress with the Dean of Paul College in Spring 2022.

Digital proposals

  • Page 1: Proposal Title and a list of team members (not to exceed 7); short bios of each member; indicate the role each team member will play. Teams ideally will include participants from at least two of the following categories: faculty, students, or staff.
  • Page 2: A description of the proposed project (not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages), including specific objectives and expected outcomes, measures of success, and timeline.
  • Page 3: Include a budget (not to exceed $2500-$3500) and explanation of how each expense listed supports the proposed project.

Due November 1, 5:00 PM to sherri.cannon@unh.edu

Proposal Review

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Paul D & I working group, which includes students(both grad and undergrad), staff, faculty, and alumni.