In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, strict restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Most of the the events listed here are taking place remotely on Zoom and other online platforms. See each listing for details. All times are United States Eastern Time Zone.

Accepting Proposals for Campus Climate Improvement Grants - Deadline Extended

Event Details

January 31—February 13, 2018


The deadline for applying for grants has been extended to Feb. 13, 2018

The Office of the Equity and Inclusion invites applications for Campus Climate Improvement Grants. We encourage you to take an active role and bring your creativity to the work of improving our campus climate. We seek proposals for projects and activities that foster engagement, build community, and enhance understanding.

Priority will be given to those proposals that are likely to yield more sustained climate improvement and involve members of our campus community. We will evaluate proposals based on relevance to campus climate improvement, nature of impact, and likelihood of completion by the end of spring 2018. 


Applicants must be a student (currently enrolled in UMass Amherst), a staff, or faculty member. Student applicants must be affiliated with a registered student organization with a budgetary account number or have the administrative support of their academic department in order to transfer funding. We anticipate making awards across all populations (staff, faculty, and students) and strongly encourage applications from all groups.

Award Amounts

Grants will range from $250 to $2,500.  We expect to make up to 10-15 grants within the $250-$500 range, and 5-10 grants in the $1,500-$2,500 range; grants in the larger range will require cost-sharing with another office. Funds are considered one-time seed funds.

Apply online. Information and application at

Event Category