Inclusive Excellence Program Now Accepting Grant Proposals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity is accepting proposals for the next round of grant funding through the office's Inclusive Excellence Student Program grants. Proposals for this round will be accepted from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2019. Selected proposals will be awarded funding for the spring 2020 semester.

The Inclusive Excellence Student Program will fund grants up to $15,000 for creative diversity programming ideas. The program, which is funded by student fees, was announced during the October 2016 UK Board of Trustees annual retreat.

Inclusive Excellence Student Program grants are for programs that are student-centric and foster collaborative programming and partnerships among groups, centers, programs, registered student organizations and/or initiatives that are looking to address the importance of diverse views and cultures.

These programs should also educate others on issues of social justice and diversity, increase belonging and engagement of marginalized groups, and increase opportunities for collaborative learning around issues of inclusive excellence.

Proposals may be submitted to For more information or to submit a proposal, visit For questions regarding the proposal process, call the Office for Institutional Diversity at 859-257-9293.