Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks intentional, creative proposals for funding (up to $5,000) of innovative inclusion initiatives intended to foster community engagement that positively impacts Iowa State University.

Proposed initiatives must:

  • involve collaborative teams
  • have widespread impact on the ISU community
  • align with ISU's guiding documents and principles regarding diversity and inclusion
  • be innovative


November 1 - 30Submit required intent to apply at
JanuaryAttend grant workshop
March 1

Submit grant application by 8 a.m. on the first business day in March

Only those who complete an intent to apply in November will be able to submit an application

May 1Receive notification of award decisions

August 1 - June 1

Grant award period

Funds will be available by August 1 and must be spent and accounted for within 30 days of project completion or by June 1, whichever occurs first

Complete Details: Refer to the Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program RFP (docx) - UPDATED 10/2019

Questions? Email


Diversity-focused grant program has new home, additional assistance, Inside Iowa State, November 2, 2017