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Kaleidoscope Project offers programming grants up to $5,000
Kaleidoscope Project offers programming grants up to $5,000September 17, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Kaleidoscope Project, an initiative offered through the Division of Student Affairs, is now accepting applications for matching grants of up to $5,000 to bring programs to campus for collaborative explorations of diversity. The program helps bring visiting lecturers to campus who will broaden the understanding of diversity and promote healthy dialogue about related issues. The deadlines for the next two grant cycles are Sept. 26 and Jan. 30.
The grant project was founded in 2003. It is designed to augment the inclusive learning environment at SU; it does so by expanding opportunities for the campus and local communities to participate in lectures where they can become more educated about, and engaged in, meaningful discussions about diversity-related issues like race, ethnicity, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and disability.
Available through a competitive application process to recognized student organizations, University offices and academic departments, Kaleidoscope grants are administered by the interim senior vice president and dean of student affairs. Grant requests must articulate a clear statement of purpose, identify plans for implementation and assessment, and include a detailed budget and list of organizations or individuals that are committed to providing matching funds.
Proposals will be evaluated for the positive impact they will make in educating the campus community on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, internationalization, disability or other forms of diversity.
Grant requests should be submitted in duplicate; grant seekers will be notified of their status as soon as possible following the deadlines. For more information, or to receive a grant application, contact Michelle Brisson, assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs-inclusion, community and citizenship, in Room 306 of Steele Hall, by calling (315) 443-4424, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.