Faculty Diversity Grants, LGBTQQIA Research Awards, Undergraduate Student Diversity/LGBTQQIA Research Awards

Last year, the University awarded two Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Awards. Topics explored by the awardees included: "Promoting Education in Intercultural and International Public Relations" and "Mapping Housing and Health Inequity on Long Island.

Given the ongoing success of this program and the importance of the topics involved, we are once again earmarking some of the monies that we raised at this year's (National Center for Suburban Studies) Celebration of Suburban Diversity to fund the awards. We very much appreciate the National Center's support of these awards and the excellent work that resulted from these awards.

The due date for submitting an application for the Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grant is February 9, 2016.

Grant Funding Period: March 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
Grant Recipients Notified: February 16, 2016
Grant Report Due: January 31, 2017

Grants of $2500 each will be awarded in support of research or curricular innovation regarding diversity. Grants of a larger amount will be considered depending on the scope and impact of the proposal. 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 provide multiple cultures, 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 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Applicants should submit a proposal electronically to the Provost's Office at Provost@Hofstra.edu by February 9, 2016. The proposal description should be limited to four double spaced, typed pages and include the broad objective and specific diversity research/curricular innovation that the applicant intends to accomplish. The proposal should also describe how the proposed project enhances the goal of promoting diversity and how the results of the project will be disseminated.

Recipients of this award will be notified by February 16, 2016 and will be expected to provide a brief formal written report of the completed project to the Provost's office no later than January 31, 2017 and present the work at a public talk on campus in early spring 2017.

In addition, the National Center for Suburban Studies' LGBTQQIA Research Initiative will provide up to $5,000 to support Hofstra faculty and students from a broad range of disciplines, 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 grants may be used to defray expenses for any student research or creative project—graduate research project, senior thesis, independent study paper, or original artistic work—conducted under faculty advisement. Our previous grant recipient received the award for his project titled: "Project SYNC (Sex in Youth in Nassau County)."

The due date for submitting an application for the LGBTQQIA Research Initiative Award is February 9, 2016.

Grant Funding Period: March 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
Grant Recipients Notified: February 16, 2016
Grant Report Due: January 31, 2017

Applicants should submit a proposal electronically to the Provost's Office at Provost@Hofstra.edu no later than February 9, 2016 for consideration. The proposal description should be limited to four double spaced, typed pages, and should describe project goals, methods/mediums, likely outcomes/final products, timetable, and budget justification.

The grant funding period for these awards is March 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Recipients of this award will be notified by February 16, 2016 and will be expected to provide documentation of project outcomes by January 31, 2017 and present the work at a public talk on campus in early spring 2017.

An award, especially for undergraduate students, was established last year. This award, in support of undergraduate research, will provide students with awards up to $1,000 in support of undergraduate research in the areas of diversity or LGBTQQIA studies. Student applicants should submit a proposal electronically to the Provost's Office at Provost@Hofstra.edu. The deadline for students submitting proposals is March 1, 2016. No applications were received last year. Please encourage your students to apply for this award.

Past Grants

Awardees 2016/2017

Awardees 2015/2016

Awardees 2014/2015

Awardees 2013/2014

Awardees 2012/2013

Awardees 2010/2011