Inclusive Excellence Competition – Diversity in STEM – Jul 31

Posted by Howard Hughes Medical Institute on June 10, 2019

HHMI Invites Applications for Third Round of Inclusive Excellence Competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is inviting applications for the third round of its Inclusive Excellence Initiative (IE3), which is designed to promote diversity and inclusion in science education.

The program challenges colleges and universities to work with faculty to examine and change campus cultures so that a diverse group of students feel included in science. More than 1,400 institutions are eligible to compete, and HHMI expects to award grants to up to 30 more schools, with $1 million provided to each over five years.

Through the initiative, HHMI awarded its first grants in 2017 to 24 schools. A year later, it selected an additional 33 schools for the program. The 57 grantee schools have each embarked on their own experiments and are taking different approaches to dismantling barriers to inclusion on campus. All have committed, however, to becoming part of a learning community that engages in the process of inclusive excellence — a process that includes self-reflection, experimentation, knowledge sharing, and listening to and supporting one another.

To apply for an Inclusive Excellence grant, schools must first submit an LOI by July 31, 2019. Eligible schools will be invited to submit a pre-proposal by January 14, 2020. HHMI will select and send invitations for finalist proposals in late spring of 2020, and finalists will be invited to participate in a workshop at HHMI, where they will work in groups to discuss one another’s ideas, in August. Final proposals will be due December 1, 2020, with awards to be announced in September 2021.

For more information about the initiative and additional application instructions, see the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 (Letters of Intent)

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