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SUNY Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Grants

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports approaches that illuminate and strengthen the intersections between diversity and academic excellence. Diversity can be broadly defined to include all aspects of human difference, including but not limited to: race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socio-economic status, and status as a veteran. Read guidelines for more information.

Award: $10,000 max.
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Apply: SUNY Explorations in Diversity

Successful FIT Awardees

Susan Breton, Fashionable Muses: Reimagining Parisian Salons of the Belle Époque - A project intended to foster cultural diversity on campus by offering new perspectives on diversity and inclusion through the lens of modern music. 

Melanie Reim, WOW: Women on Women - A one-day symposium of inspirational stories, recollections, and messages for and about women. 

SUNY Innovation and Instructional Technology (IITG) Grants

These grants foster solutions at the campus and department levels, while encouraging team-based collaborations across a campus, multiple campuses, or in partnership with vendors to test new concepts. The purpose of these competitive grants is to encourage:

  1. faculty entrepreneurship in support of SUNY Excels (Access, Completion, Success, Inquiry and Engagement) by taking learning to scale;
  2. implementation and support of Open SUNY;
  3. development of evidence-based outcomes that demonstrate the effectiveness of instructional innovation in support of successful learning outcomes; and
  4. collaboration among SUNY colleagues and supporting partners (e.g., software and technology providers) to pilot solutions and improve quality of learning experiences, as well as provide additional funds or in-kind resources to support innovation that has scale-up potential.

Award: $10,000 - $60,000 max.
Deadline: Academic Year 2018-2019 dates TBA

Successful FIT Awardees

Kyunghee Pyun, Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft - A web-based resource for pan-Asian demonstrations of traditional techniques, methods, and materials.

SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Grants

These grants are designed to bring together SUNY faculty and visiting scholars from non-SUNY institutions to examine new trends, address changes and challenges, review promising research findings, and become acquainted with professional developments in their fields and on campuses. CID focuses on scholarly and creative activities, and new developments in academic disciplines and fields, but may also include examination of related curricular innovations.

Award: $5,000 max.
Deadline: Academic Year 2018-2019 dates TBA
Apply: SUNY CID  

Successful FIT Awardees

Amy Lemmon, Getting to Aha! Teaching Creativity at SUNY - A symposium on model teaching approaches and methods.