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Climate and Diversity

Climate and Diversity Seed Grant Program

Philip Bevilacqua and a member of his research team during an informal meeting.


The Eberly College of Science Climate and Diversity Seed Grant program was created in 2021 with support of the Dean. Its purpose is to promote diversity and inclusion activities within the college, inspire departmental climate and diversity committees to take positive action, and encourage collaboration across units. The seed grants are intended to fund events or projects with a specific goal of enhancing the climate and diversity in the unit. Projects may include (but are not limited to) speakers, workshops, events, art, and food to support participation. These awards aim to allow us to celebrate the diversity of our College while promoting a more inclusive culture.


Application and Award Process

Complete the online application during the call for proposal dates. The Awards Selection Committee of the College’s Climate and Diversity Committee will review the proposals and select awardees for the Climate and Diversity Seed Grant Program.


Seed Grant Criteria

All proposals must be submitted by the departmental climate and diversity committee by the deadline stated below and concisely state a goal to promote diversity and inclusion (not a purely social event) to receive a full review.

Proposals will be prioritized for funding if they include:

  • Collaboration between groups, including between climate and diversity committees from different departments, or between departmental and college climate and diversity committees.
  • Budget under $1000.
  • Co-funding by departments.
  • A timeline to complete the activity during the current academic year.


Online Proposal Form

Please submit your proposal using this form

For full consideration, proposals should be submitted by November 15, 2021.


Questions about the seed grant should be directed to Melissa Rolls (