The Inclusive Grant Initiative

The Inclusive Grant Initiative 
An Application Process for Diversity Grants - A Call for Proposals

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Click here for the Undergraduate application

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The offices of Diversity and Inclusion and International & Global Programs are co-sponsoring the annual Inclusive Grant Initiatives. The purpose is to provide one-time funding for faculty, staff and students to strengthen teaching, pedagogical practices, and also research with diversity implications for our increasingly diverse campus community and student populations enrolled at RIT. 

The grant is designed to advance several potential initiatives: 

  • Innovative approaches to credit bearing classes (i.e. inclusive curriculum development, or cross disciplinary efforts to infuse diversity topics); progressive pedagogical approaches to STEM curricula; address the shifting needs of an increasingly multicultural student population (applicable to faculty and staff only); and 
  • Research projects with diversity, inclusion and multicultural implications.  (applicable to faculty, staff and students)


The following members of the RIT community are eligible to apply for Inclusive Grant Initiatives: tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time lecturers, full-time matriculated students and full-time staff.

Applicants should be interested in advancing the principles of the RIT Framework for Inclusive Excellence (, and should demonstrate an interest in the shifting demographics of the RIT student population, the learning needs of current and future RIT students; and research with a meaningful connection to diversity.