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Diversity Inclusion and Innovation Fund (DIIF)

The Provost and the Diversity Cabinet announced the establishment of Stanford’s New Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Fund (DIIF) for 2016-2017. The purpose of the fund is to support innovative initiatives that advance the diversity of Stanford’s community and foster inclusion. Faculty, students and staff are all invited to apply for projects ranging from small grants of $1,500 or more to larger grants for up to $20,000. The funds must be expended during the period of the grant - up to 24 months from award date. Project, program or research proposals should specify the aims of the enterprise, the method(s) of achieving those aims, and the anticipated outcomes.

Preference will be given to proposals that indicate ways in which the proposed activity, if effective, will be sustained after the period of the grant.  Members of the Diversity Cabinet will serve as reviewers and a subset of the cabinet will serve each year as the decision making body under the leadership of the vice provosts who serve as co-chairs: Karen Cook (VPFDD), Harry Elam (VPUE) and Patti Gumport (VPGE). The page limit on all proposals is 4 pages.  The first due date for proposals was January 15, 2017 for proposals with start dates in spring quarter 2017 upon approval.


2016-2017 DIIF Projects

Cultural Rhetorics and the Future of Writing Instruction

Adam Banks, Professor of Education

Disrupting Whiteness

Ines Gerard-Ursin, International Relations, and Micaela Suminski, African and African American Studies and Education

Expanding Opportunities for Global Health Training and Research at Stanford: Developing the Global Child Health Equity Interns Program

Jennifer Lee Kang, Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases; and Bonnie Maldonado, Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases

Faces of Stanford

Sandro Luna

Financial Aid for Stanford Adventure Programs

Emily Williams, Earth Systems

Funding for Two Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Networks that Will Explore Cutting-edge Topics in Race and Ethnicity

Daniel Murray, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE); and Jennifer Brody, Professor, Theater and Performance Studies and CCSRE

Human Biology: Assessment and Pilot Interventional Program

Paul Graham Fisher, Professor, Human Biology and Pediatrics

InclusiviTea:  A Project Fostering Inclusivity Through Tea (Chanoyu) Events

Yoshiko Matsumoto, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Increase Access by Minority Groups to Ecological Training Programs at Stanford University

Esther Cole Adelsheim, Land Use and Environmental Planning;  Alan Launer, Land Use and Environmental Planning; Victoria DiPronio Mendez, Earth Systems; and Cindy Wilber, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

LEAD: Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity

Carmin Powell, Pediatrics; Lahia Yemane, Pediatrics;  Michelle Brooks, Graduate Medical Education;  Carrie M Johnson, Pediatrics; and Rebecca Blankenburg, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Learning to Read Race

MarYam Hamedani, Psychology; and Paula Moya, Professor, English

Physics Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities at Stanford (PUWMAS)

Manisha Laxmi Patel, Physics; Renee Olivia Cai, Physics; Deepti Kannan, Engineering; and Nicel Mohamed-Hinds, Physics

Performance Series: “Cracked Mirror: Performing Critical Distance”

Branislav Jakovljevic, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies

Revitalization of the Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA)

Jeff Chang, School of Humanities and Sciences

SLAC Connect: Mentor & Sponsorship Network for Connecting SLAC Employees and Stanford Students

Maryann Baumgarten, Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory

Stronger Together: A Community Response to Islamophobia

Anita Husen, Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs

The Department of History at Stanford

Priya Satia, Associate Professor History; Allyson Hobbs, Associate Professor History; and Mikael Wolfe, Associate Professor, History

The Stanford Equity Toolbox: Two Homegrown Toolkits

Alana Conner, Psychology; Dereca Blackmon, Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs; and Hazel Markus, Professor, Psychology

The U-TEAM: Increasing Diversity From the Bottom-Up

Matteo Cargnello, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

To Provide Financial Aid for Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT)

Sue Lowley, Outdoor Education