Equity & Inclusion Incentive Grants

Equity & Inclusion Incentive Grants
2019 Request for Proposals

The University of Cincinnati is on a journey toward Inclusive Excellence - embracing the spectrum of diversity and infusing inclusion into every aspect of campus life.


The Equity & Inclusion Incentive Grant program seeks to support collaborative efforts between colleges and units to enhance diversity and inclusion through innovative practices that align with the goals and objectives in our Diversity Plan.



Students, faculty, and staff in all colleges and units within the university are eligible to apply.

Proposals must be collaborative in nature (college/college, college/unit, unit/unit).

Proposals involving multiple partners must identify a lead college or unit.  A college/unit can only submit one proposal as a lead, but is not limited in the number of proposals it can participate in otherwise. The proposal must have approval from the head of the lead college/unit.

A 1:1 cash match is required. Matching funds will signal a strong commitment to the proposed program by the submitting college/unit.


Proposal Format

Proposals must include a project title and description.  The description should address the following:

·      The purpose of the project,

·      The intended audience,

·      Proposed activities,

·      A clearly defined timeline,

·      Desired outcomes and methods for assessment, and

·      A viable plan for sustainability.


Project Budget

Grants may range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the project.

Provide an expense description, requested amount, and cost share.  If applicable, indicate other sources of financial support.

Salaries, conference travel, and other indirect expenses will not be covered by this award.

No more than 25% of the award may be used to cover catering expenses.


Report Requirements

Grantees funded under this RFP will be required to report in two formats: 1) a final written report due at the end for the 2019-2020 academic year to the Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact and 2) a presentation to the President’s Diversity Council or in a university-wide forum.



Proposals must be submitted no later than January 14, 2020.  Award notification will be sent by February 11, 2020. 



Proposals can be submitted online.


Additional Information or Questions:

Questions and concerns should be forwarded in writing to dyan.marinos@uc.edu and they will be responded to accordingly.