The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence invites student teams, with the support of a faculty or staff mentor, to submit proposals conceptualizing innovative solutions to social justice challenges facing our university, local, national or international communities. Up to four proposals will receive awards of $2,500 each to execute their creative ideas.
Teams can be comprised of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Each award includes $2,000 in funding for each student team and $500 for each faculty/staff mentor.
Proposals must demonstrate how the innovative solution will address and tackle structural, political, economic or social injustice through the lens of diversity, including race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, disability status, political affiliation, veteran status and/or socio-economic background.
Student teams should establish a partnership with their mentor before applying, as the Division will not match students with mentors. Mentors will oversee the student teams’ proposal creation and implementation, and budget. Please note: funds will be transferred to the mentor’s departmental account for disbursement to the student team.
The teams with the top proposals must implement their projects during summer and fall 2017, and formally present results in spring 2018.
More info and full application available at: http://inclusive.vcu.edu/initiatives/social-justice-fund/