Broadening Inclusion Grant Recipients Announced
The 2022-2023 recipients of the Broadening Inclusion Grants were announced by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Six projects were funded for the 2022 to 2023 period.
The purpose of the grant is to develop programs and initiatives that broaden and strengthen Illinois’ community and diversity of experiences. It builds collaborative, interdisciplinary, and inclusive experiences across diverse groups to foster a climate of inclusion that creates transformative change across campus.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to supporting sustainable efforts and co-curricular practices that foster respect and inclusion. OVCDEI invites students, staff, and faculty to apply for the Broadening Inclusion Grant. This grant is designed to encourage members of our campus community to think broadly about innovative ways to engage across disciplines and perspectives to create a more inclusive and just society.
The grant funds research from across campus including the Colleges of Education, Media, ACES, and Fine & Applied Arts. Some projects help students connect across national and cultural differences to create a sense of understanding and belonging. Other topics focus on Environmental Justice, stopping anti-Asian racism, and helping first-generation students transition to college. Another project will host disability-focused events including dance and theater events, art displays, and adaptive sports.
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2022-23 Funded Projects
Disability, Arts and Sports (DARTS) – $5,000
Lead: Ricky Price, Department of Special Education, College of Education
Collaborators: Special Education Graduate Student Association (SEGSA), The Autism Program (TAP), College of Fine and Applied Arts, Applied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology
The Welcome Mercadito – $5,000
Lead: Stephanie Peréz, Institute of Communications Research, College of Media
Collaborators: La Casa Cultural Latina
Stop Asian Hate – $5,000
Lead: Sang Lee, Asian American Cultural Center, Student Affairs
Collaborators: International Education, Department of Asian American Studies, LAS Global Studies, and the Counseling Center API Roots team
The Environmental Justice Outreach and Research Initiative – $2,583
Lead: Shannon Anderson, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, College of ACES
Collaborators: College of ACES, Applied Research Institute, Indoor Climate Research and Training, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Tastes of Cultures – $5,000
Lead: Yun Shi, International Education, Student Affairs
Collaborators: International Student and Scholar Services, University Housing, McKinley Health Center, Illini Union, Asian American Cultural Center