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2023-2024 CECH Diversity Grant Request for Proposals

2023-2024 CECH Diversity Grant Request for Proposals   


To support CECH graduate students, staff, and faculty in their research projects that focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial and social justice. Topics surrounding this theme may include but are not limited to ability, age, race/ethnicity, gender, nation of origin, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. 

Who may apply: 

Actively enrolled CECH graduate students, staff, and faculty members. Applicants can apply individually or in collaborative research teams - only one proposal per individual.  


Award amounts will vary between $500 and $2000 depending on the number of accepted applicants and the amount of funds requested from each accepted applicant.  

Previous Winners: View 2022-2023 Diversity Grant Winners  

Application Materials:   

Your abstract and proposal should be double-spaced, typed, and not exceed six pages (not including the reference pages).  

  • The CECH Diversity Grant Review Committee will not review proposals that exceed the length requirement 

  • Please submit the abstract and proposal as one PDF document.  

  • A template for the project abstract and proposal is attached at the bottom of the page. 

  1. Abstract. Your abstract should provide an overview of your project in 100 to 250 words. It should include the principal investigator's name, email, phone number, mailing address, respective school and program, and additional researchers. It should also include a brief overview of your project and the amount requested.  

  2. Proposal. Your proposal should address and be limited to the following:  

  • Context and Purpose of the Study/Project: Address the context of the topic to be studied and state research questions/hypotheses, project goals/objectives, or other specific foci of the inquiry.  

  • Significance: Provide the importance of the project and its contribution to the existing field (e.g., filling a gap, extending the finding, integrating bodies of research).   

  • Methods: Describe the project design, including participants/informants, research sites, outline human subject issues, data collection plan, procedures, and evaluation plan.   

  • Researchers’ Role(s): Describe the roles each research/project member will assume during the study.  

  • Budget Justification: Create a table to address the amount of funding requested and how you plan to spend it. You may request funds for student salary support, supplies, and other research expenditures, such as travel related to this research.  

  • Plan of Action: Create a table to outline your anticipated timeline for your project.  

Once completed, please use this form to submit your project abstract and proposal by 11:59 p.m. on December 11, 2023. If there are any issues with submitting your proposal, please email a PDF to by 11:59 p.m. on December 11, 2023. 

Applicants will receive notification about the award by January 12, 2024.   

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