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The Division of Inclusion and Equity currently has grants available for faculty, staff and students, to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) being held in Fort Worth, Texas from May 30 – June 3, 2017.  The details of the application process and what expenses are covered by the grant are outlined at  More information about the conference is available at

The Division of Inclusion and Equity supports ongoing education and development of Grand Valley State University’s students, faculty, and staff through professional grants to attend conferences, symposium, and other opportunities that further the values of the Division. This effort supports the University’s Framework for Inclusion and Equity, and advances objectives in the 2016-2021 University Strategic Plan, to ensure members of the community are provided with learning and development related to intercultural competency and social justice education.

In 2016, Grand Valley was represented at NCORE by nearly 60 faculty, staff, and students who received funding from offices across campus. Visit to read more about participants who were funded by the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

The Division will provide funding for: conference registration, flights, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from hotel. All other expenses are the responsibility of the applicant. All faculty/staff applicants must have support from their supervisor. All student applicants must be in good academic standing. An itemized projected budget, resume or CV, and statement/letter of support is required in the application. 

The deadline for this grant opportunity is February 10, 2017. To apply, visit Members of the Division of Inclusion and Equity leadership team will review applications and notify applicants no later than March 1, 2017. Please consider applying for this grant and also share with the members of your organization as well as other faculty, staff, or students who you think may be interested.

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