University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Grants for Multicultural Programs and Curriculum Development

The Center offers modest grants available in the categories of Programming and Curriculum Development. They can be applied for by individuals or by non-profit/SGA groups. Below are the instructions for applying for a CCP grant:

To Apply for the Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP) Programming Grant

One of the goals of UVM’s Strategic Action Plan is to increase diversity at UVM and better support existing people and programs that uphold the University’s mission:

  • to provide a multicultural education,
  • to increase diversity, and
  • to improve campus climate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.

The University of Vermont wishes to encourage and support initiatives that challenge students and the greater community to confront issues of discrimination and social injustice. To help us evaluate your request and determine appropriate funding levels, please provide the following information, enclose the materials requested, and return the request to:

Sherwood Smith, Director
Center for Cultural Pluralism
203 Allen House, 461 Main Street
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-1707

Requests are considered based on the availability of funds and quality of the application. The criteria are stated below. Requests may be made by individuals or organizations. Deadline for all requests is open until funding is exhausted.

There are two categories for requesting funding:

  1. Internal/UVM Programming (for UVM sponsored programs)
  2. External Programming (for community events or programs)

Materials Requested

  1. Statement of purpose describing the goals*
  2. Timeline defining the duration of the project
  3. Budget outline detailing the specific uses of the funds and funding sources
  4. Explanation of the benefits and definition of success for the project
  5. Description of related materials or activities which demonstrate your ability to carry the project to completion.

* Statement must provide a rationale for how this project will either:

  • provide an improved multicultural education,
  • increase diversity in traditionally under-represented populations, or
  • improve campus climate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.

Format Requested:

  • On a cover page, please provide
    • Title for the request
    • Date of submission
    • Your name, address and e-mail
  • The body of the request should use the title as a header on each numbered page.
  • The maximum length of the request is four (4) pages without the cover page.

To Apply for the Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP) Curriculum Development Grant

One of the goals of UVM’s Strategic Action Plan is to increase diversity at UVM and better support existing diversity programming and staff. Faculty development that supports the UVM’s mission:

  • to provide a multicultural education,
  • to increase diversity, and
  • to improve campus climate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, is encouraged at all levels.

UVM’s central administration wishes to encourage and support initiatives that challenge students to confront issues of discrimination and social injustice. To help us evaluate your request and determine appropriate funding levels, please provide the following information and send the materials requested to:

Sherwood Smith, Director
Center for Cultural Pluralism
203 Allen House, 461 Main Street
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-1707

The criteria are stated below. Requests may be made by individuals or by groups. We can offer grants of $100 each, but the amount and number of grants may alter depending on the type of requests.

There are two categories for requesting funding:

  1. Faculty Development (for professional development activities)
  2. Education Transformation (for curriculum or content development)

Materials Requested:

  1. Statement of purpose describing the goals*, action plan and assessment criteria
  2. Timeline defining the duration of the project
  3. Budget outline detailing the specific uses of the funds and other funding sources
  4. Explanation of the benefits if successful, especially for the desired audience
  5. Description of related materials or activities which demonstrate your ability to carry the project to completion

* Statement must provide a rationale for how this project will address either

  • providing an improved multicultural education, or
  • improving classroom or campus climate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.

Format Requested:

  • On a cover page please provide:
    • Title for the request
    • Date of submission
    • Your name, address and e-mail
  • The body of the request should use the title as a header on each page.
  • The maximum length of the request is six (6) pages without the cover page.

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