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General Information

The Council on Diversity and Inclusion promotes inclusion and diversity at Framingham State University by providing funding and co-sponsorship for events that address the Principles of Inclusive Excellence:

Achieve a more diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, and staff by addressing representation (compositional number), retention, participation, and equitable outcomes for all community members, particularly those holding historically marginalized and minoritized identities.

Create and engage in courses, programs, and experiences that explore issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, power, social justice, and cultural competency and humility.

Cultivate and sustain a culture that recognizes and celebrates diversity and inclusion, provides opportunities for community members to engage across similarities and differences, and uses an equity lens to regularly review institutional infrastructure such as policies, organizational structures, and use of metrics to drive decision making.

Provide targeted professional development and learning opportunities for faculty and staff to increase cultural humility, and support intentional creative and innovative inclusive practices in and out of the classroom.

Build and strengthen partnerships with community organizations and agencies to provide robust civic engagement and service-learning opportunities, and improve outcomes for historically underserved and under-resourced populations in the surrounding MetroWest communities.


2023-2024 Application Deadlines

Applicants must submit their proposal by midnight on the dates shown below. The Committee will notify applicants with a decision approximately two weeks after the deadline. Please note that this is a change in practice from prior years – the Committee is no longer accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

  • Deadline 1: October 31, 2023
  • Deadline 2: December 1, 2023
  • Deadline 3: March 1, 2024
  • Deadline 4: April 1, 2024 – this deadline is for summer projects, Arts and Ideas programs, and other events taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Apply for Inclusive Excellence Funding

Before submitting a funding request, please download and review our Inclusive Excellence Funding Guide.

We also suggest that you download a copy of the proposal form to prepare your responses.

Once you are ready, please submit your proposal via the online Inclusive Excellence Funding form.