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University of the Future, Now! Arts Dean’s DEI Funding for Staff

Arts Dean’s DEI Funding for Staff

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

What is your best idea to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the Arts Division? Funds for staff-led DEI projects up to $1000 are available. Collaborative proposals are welcome.

The University of the Future Now! grants come from Dean Shimizu’s own start-up funds and they are meant to encourage staff to participate in the division’s aspirations to lead the nation in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through the arts. All our DEI action plans from every department and program are now published on our website, making clear our prioritization to all. 

Prompts to inspire our projects at the institutional level and our interpersonal relations include: What are your department /program’s long standing challenges with diversity, equity and inclusion? How are your interpersonal and structural relationships enabling our shared goals through our abundance of differences? 

This funding is for reimbursable expenses only. Please consult Finance Manager April Kerkes,, on your budget prior to submitting. 


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Personal Information
Project Information
How will you spend the funding?
What will you do? What is your timeline? And, most importantly, how will your project advance DEI in your program, your department, or the Arts Division? (up to 500 words)