Mini-Grant Opportunity

If you are interested in promoting diversity and inclusion at Furman University you should apply for a Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant.

Grant requirements

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks mini-grant proposals that seek to address, promote or enhance one or more of these areas:

  1. Climate–how the Furman community creates a respectful, safe and supportive environment for all members—regardless of disability, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, socioeconomic background or sexual orientation. It is also the quality and extent of interaction between various groups and individuals across campus
  2. Access–how Furman provides equal opportunities for all members of its community
  3. Education–how members of Furman learn from one another, especially groups different than our own, rather than passing judgment on differences in values and belief
  4. Policy–the structures and rules at Furman that either support or hinder campus diversity and inclusion
  5. Assessment–how Furman is measuring knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs related to diversity and inclusion

Eligible initiatives include, but are not limited to, lectures, bringing in a speaker, training, workshops, outreach activities, conferences, research, or an educational resource. Any initiative that meets one of the more the above five criteria will be considered.

See the Mini-Grant Program Recipients for 2016-2017
See the Mini-Grant Program Recipients for 2015-2016


Students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply and receive the grant. Recipients may be individuals, a team or an organization.

Grant availability

A maximum of six grants of up to $900 are available for grant projects initiated during the 2017-2018 academic year. More than six grants could be awarded if there are grant requests for less than $900.

Apply Now

Are you ready to promote diversity and inclusion at Furman University? Apply now.


The completed application should be submitted by November 13, 2017. Funds must be used before June 15, 2018 or they are forfeited.

Selection process

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will review applications and inform applicants of their status no later than December 1, 2017.

Responsibilities of grant recipients

  1. Implement project/program as described.
  2. Inform Awards and Grants Subcommittee of any changes to proposed plan.
  3. Advertise the program.
  4. Track participation, outcomes and successes as described in the proposal.
  5. Provide a summary report detailing participation, outcomes and successes. This report is due to Awards and Grants Subcommittee one month after the program/project is completed.
  6. Share any publicity, photos, tools, outcomes with the Awards and Grants Subcommittee.

Awards and Grants Subcommittee 2017-2018

Judy Bagley
Shaniece Criss
Courtney Firman
Brian Goess, Chair

For questions, please contact Brian Goess at​​​​​​​​​​