Equity and Inclusion Funding

Aria Wiseblatt, Julian Livingston, and Brittney Greene.

There are a number of opportunites for supporting students and funding projects aimed at enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Psychology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grant Program

The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of the field of psychology by supporting students’ research, education, and professional development activities that are aligned with DEI goals. 

Who is Eligible?

Any Psychology undergraduate (majors only), Masters, or Ph.D. student who has an activity that contributes to the goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of psychology is eligible to apply for a DEI Grant.

What Activities Can Be Funded?

Niko Vehabovic at the Celebration of Academic Excellence.

Undergraduate Psychology major Niko Vehabovic at the UB Celebration of Academic Excellence

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support any activity that enhances the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the field of psychology. Some examples of the kinds of activities that might be funded and the ways in which they foster the goals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the field of psychology, are offered below.

  • A project or activity that focuses on the unfair application of policies or practices within psychology (addresses Equity objectives).
  • A research project that examines a psychological phenomenon within a population currently not well represented in the extant literature (Diversity, Inclusion).
  • A professional experience that would expand opportunity or access, or that ensures that policies are fairly applied (Equity).
  • Funding for a conference that currently is not well-represented by individuals who are an underrepresented minority (URM), 1st generation, gender minority, etc. (Diversity, Inclusion).
  • Developing and hosting a community engagement day or activity that exposes Buffalo-area high school students to the field of psychology (Inclusion).

This list should not be considered exhaustive – one of the key review criteria will be how compelling of a case the applicant makes for why supporting the proposed activity has the potential to enhance some aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Given the budget and scope of this award, cost of living expenses cannot be funded at this time.

Although the specific number and dollar amount of awards each year depends on the available budget and the amount requested for each proposal, in general the goal will be to support multiple undergraduate and graduate student proposals.

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Psychology DEI grant applications are accepted on a yearly basis, early in the calendar year. The next deadline is January 10, 2025.  

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