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Dr. Tiffany Townsend (left), AU's chief diversity officer, and Dr. Lindsey West, deputy chief officer, encourages students and employees to reach out to their office to help create a more inclusive campus.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion extends deadlines for faculty and staff grants

Augusta University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has several new programs to help support students and employees advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the AU community.

Faculty and staff members have until Sept. 1 to apply to the following grants:

DEI Research Grants

The DEI Research award provides seed funding to support the research of full/part-time faculty whose work focuses on current DEI research (i.e., health disparities and health equity, underrepresented population-based research, underrepresented educational research). Priority will be given to applications that propose specific, limited and highly focused activities that are able to be fully implemented during a 12- to 18-month period and are related to the preparation of an external (federal or foundation) funding proposal and/or a peer-refereed publication.

DEI Faculty Development Grant

The award is designed to promote the career development of scholars interested in expanding their knowledge, comfort and skills in DEI in research, teaching, service/advocacy and/or clinical work. Faculty at all ranks are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to emerging scholars at the postdoctoral, assistant or research assistant ranks. Faculty at the rank of associate or full professor must include a rationale for how the funding will further their career development or enable the individual to develop new areas of focus.

DEI Staff Development Grant

The award is designed to promote the professional development of staff interested in expanding their knowledge, comfort and skills in DEI as it relates to their specific field. Staff at all levels are eligible to apply.

Find out more information and how to apply for the grants here.

Working hand-in-hand with university administrative units, academic departments and senior leadership, ODI strategically builds, aligns and coordinates diversity, equity and inclusion efforts throughout the university to advance the organizational goals outlined in Beyond Boundaries and to enhance Augusta University’s business operations.

Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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