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Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Incentive Grant Fund

Clemson University respects the unique character and inherent worth of each individual in the University community. The University benefits from the diversity of its community, academic curricula, programs, co-curricular activities, and events. The Diversity Incentive Fund has been established to further diversity and inclusive excellence, and prepare students to be productive citizens and effective leaders in a global society.

Grants from this fund are awarded annually to individuals or organizational units that submit a proposal for an activity, program, or project that promotes justice, equal opportunity, intercultural understanding, diversity, equity, or climate enhancement. Successful proposals will encourage appreciation, respect, and understanding among individuals and groups regardless of gender identity, ethnic group identification, age, national boundaries, racial identification, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability, or other factors.


The Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Fund is intended to encourage and support faculty and staff members to create new opportunities for constructive interaction and cross-cultural learning. The primary goal of this initiative is to enhance student learning.

This fund is not intended to support ongoing programs, research projects, individual projects, international travel, or conference attendance, or merely to enhance staff or faculty salaries.

Memo from Lee A. Gill, Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

Fund Details & Criteria

Application Deadline:
Friday, June 16, 2017
4:30 p.m.