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Deadline Extended for Campus Climate Improvement Grant Applications

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is extending the application deadline to Monday, March 27 for Campus Climate Improvement Grant proposals.

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Undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty are encouraged to submit their proposals for projects that thoughtfully address challenges to climate and belonging, either locally or campus-wide.

These grants, ranging from $250 to $2,500, are intended to support projects that help build community and create a more inclusive campus. Previously funded projects have included mentorship networks, film series, book clubs, workshops and trainings, art exhibits, lecture series and more.

“Since the launch of the Climate Improvement Grant initiative, we’ve seen community members thoughtfully come together to identify areas of improvement on campus and actively engage in creating positive change,” says Emmanuel Adero, deputy chief officer for equity and inclusion. “These grants have helped launch long term projects that have been impactful for the UMass community.”

Priority will be given to those proposals that clearly reflect the goals of the Campus Strategic Plan, that respond to inequities identified in Climate Survey Data, that are likely to yield sustained impact on the campus climate, and that involve members across the campus community. Special consideration will be given to projects that encourage participation and coordination between two or more areas, schools, departments, student organizations or groups.

The deadline for applications is now Monday, March 27, end of day. Prior to application, prospective grantees must watch a short informational video to be eligible to apply, and meet with Alaina Macaulay ( to discuss proposal parameters. Video, information session zoom links and application can be found on the Equity and Inclusion website.