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Equity and Inclusion

Office of Equity and Inclusion Now Accepting Applications for New Engagement Fund

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The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is now accepting applications for its new OEI Engagement Fund, which was established in 2023 to fund collaborative initiatives advancing accessibility, inclusion and community engagement at UMass Amherst.

Undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty may request up to $2,500 for fall collaborations by submitting a proposal on or before Oct. 15th.  To submit a proposal, visit the form website at https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9EOdaoQt1MEpjam.

The OEI Engagement Fund is the second grant program of the OEI. While OEI’s Campus Climate Improvement Grants fund projects that address challenges to climate and belonging, the new Engagement Fund supports partnerships that thoughtfully engage the UMass community in our collective effort to build a more inclusive campus. OEI Engagement Fund projects might include cross-departmental conferences, collaborative workshops and other creative opportunities for connective campus engagement.

For more information and a list of criteria for proposals, visit the OEI Engagement Fund website at https://www.umass.edu/diversity/oei-engagement-fund.

To discuss your grant application and schedule a meeting, contact Cas Rego-Martin, OEI engagement coordinator, at cfmartin@umass.edu.