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Diversity Mini Grants

Hofstra University offers three different types of mini grants that focus on diversity themes. The grants are funded by the National Center for Suburban Studies.

Faculty Diversity research and Curriculum Development Grant

Four Grants of $2500 each are awarded each year in support of research or curricular innovation regarding diversity. These grants are designed to encourage research and curriculum development on issues of diversity by faculty in any discipline. Our goal in making these awards consistent with our diversity mission statement is to do all that we can in the classroom, in scholarship, and in the community "to encourage scholarship and knowledge production incorporating multiple perspectives and to demonstrate commitment to fair and equal access to higher education." The grant funding period for these awards is March 15 through December 31 each year.

LGBTQQIA Research Grant

Each year the National Center for Suburban Studies' LGBTQQIA Research Initiative will provide one grant of $5,000 to support a Hofstra faculty member to pursue research or creative work on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally people on Hofstra's campus and/or in the suburbs. Student collaborations are encouraged. Grants may be used to defray expenses for any research or creative project including but not limited to faculty research, undergraduate or graduate research projects, senior theses, independent study papers, or original artistic works or performances. The grant funding period for these awards is March 15 through December 31 each year.

Application Procedures

Click here for application information for these awards. Click here for previous recipients.

Undergraduate Student Diversity/LGBTQQIA Research Award

Two awards of $1000 each are given to undergraduate student researchers each year who are conducting research in the areas of diversity or LGBTQQIA studies. To apply students must submit a 2-page, double spaced proposal by February 28th each year that describes their research project. The proposal should include the following sections:
1) Title and author.
2) Purpose and objectives.
3) Narrative. This section should detail the background and methods of the research project.

Student applicants should submit the proposal electronically to the Provost's Office at Provost@Hofstra.edu. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 28 each year. Awardees will be notified by March 15th each year.