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Call for Funding Proposals and Award Nominations

Funding Proposals of Projects in Support of Texas State’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan

The Council on Inclusive Excellence is taking requests for a one-time funding of projects that support the Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which is a part of the 2017-2023 University Plan. Projects should impact large numbers of students, faculty and staff during the following spring semester 2020. Examples of projects include performances, lectures, exhibits, conferences and symposia. Applicants may request up to $3,000. Proposals that demonstrate the commitment of matching funds will receive priority.

Deadline and Submission: The deadline for submission was December 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. No exceptions will be made. The new submission deadline will be announced Spring 2020  

Eligibility: All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit a request to fund a project, and each request must be sponsored by one or more university office, department, or organization. Each sponsor must sign the request for funds, and the official faculty or staff adviser must sign a request sponsored by a student organization. Each sponsor may sign for no more than one proposal per semester.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will not consider requests to fund projects that it supported the previous semester. Additionally, we will not support requests for student wages, software, scholarships, food, conference registration, legal or membership fees. Applicants who received funding in the past should have fulfilled their obligation to file a final evaluation of that project. If there is no final evaluation for a past project, the applicant is ineligible, and will not receive funding. 

Requirement Related to Diversity and Inclusion

Proposals must support one of the five goals of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan that include:

Goal 1: Strengthen our culture of respect and inclusion

Goal 2: Strengthen our efforts to better identify and overcome barriers to inclusion 

Goal 3: Strengthen our ability to better understand and define our university community 

Goal 4: Strengthen our efforts to maintain a safe university environment free from discrimination and sexual misconduct 

Goal 5: Strengthen the diversity of faculty and senior-level administrators

Obligations of Award Recipients: Award recipients must spend the funds for their designated use by June 30, 2020 and return any balance to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  Within 30 days of the project’s conclusion, award recipients must submit a final report form to the Office of Equity and Inclusion at In the subject line of the email write:  c/o Diversity Funding Request Final Report.


Funding Proposal

Application for Spring 2020 is now closed. Deadline for submission was December 15, 2019. Check back for Fall 2020 funding proposal information.

Nomination Form for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards program is established to honor university community members for exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion at Texas State. These awards recognize and reward faculty and staff members for activities that promote the university’s diversity and inclusion goals and the impact of those activities.The university will present two awards each year: one to a faculty member and one to a staff member. Individual recipients will receive a $2,500 monetary award (less taxes) and a plaque funded through the Office of Equity and Inclusion. All nominees will receive a letter from the chief diversity officer and director of Equity and Inclusion congratulating them on their nomination.

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards Nomination, Selection, and Award  Timeline

March 2: Chair of the Selection Committee notifies academic and staff administrators of the award and encourages them to submit nominations.

Chair sends similar notice to the Council on Inclusive Excellence.

April 17: Chair completes review of nominations for completion and makes nominations available to selection committee.

April 22: The selection committee will review all nominations and submit its evaluation of each candidate to the Council on Inclusive Excellence. The Council will determine its first, second and third choices for the staff recipient and likewise for the faculty recipient.

June 1: The Chair will submit the choices to the President via the Provost.

August 14: The President will notify the award recipients and announce the results to the university community.