Award Description: The PME EDI Seed Grant program provides small internal awards to support initiatives that contribute and are aligned with the PME EDI Mission. All PME personnel (undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, staff, faculty) are eligible to submit proposals. Partnerships with external non-PME personnel and organizations are permitted.
Eligibility: All PME personnel.
Submission Window: Rolling (no deadline).
Duration: Flexible – can be a one-time event or support a program for up to one year.
Award Size: Up to $1000.
Allowable Expenses: Funds must be utilized to advance EDI activities benefiting PME. Support cannot be used to support normal operating activities, personnel salaries, or dissertation research projects.
Evaluation Merit Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated by an awards subcommittee of the PME EDI Committee according to the following criteria:
- Potential of the proposed activities to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and positively impact the PME community
- Organization, rationale, and quality of the proposed activities along with articulated objectives, and definitions and mechanisms to measure success
- Qualifications and suitability of the PME team (and non-PME external partners) to execute the proposed activities
- Appropriateness of the budget for the proposed activities
Proposal Preparation: Proposals should be prepared using this template and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Implementation: Funded proposals must be implemented within one year of the award and run for an implementation period of no more than a year. Funding recipients are required to submit a terminal evaluation of their program and present their findings at an annual EDI meeting.
Contact: Prof. Andrew Ferguson, Deputy Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: email@example.com
Related Programs: The Office of the Provost administers a number of grants to advance the campus-wide Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. The Physical Sciences Division maintains a PSD Inclusive Climate Grant program for PSD personnel.