Funding available for University diversity initiatives

October 16, 2014

The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for EOPC funding to support the University’s diversity efforts. Funding can be obtained for programs that address one of the seven challenges identified in A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010-15. The deadline for proposals for summer 2015 programs is Dec. 12 and for academic year 2015-16 programs, Jan. 16.

EOPC conducted a proposal writing workshop Sept. 30, which was recorded and is available for viewing online. This workshop will assist those interested in developing a proposal better understand the proposal-writing process. The workshop is available on Media Site Live at this link.

As an example of the types of programs that EOPC has funded during the past few years, World Wide Narratives: Digital Stories of the Penn State Harrisburg Community, uses online technologies to highlight the often untold or neglected stories of students, faculty and staff who come from communities outside the American mainstream in order to help enhance understanding of diversity for the campus community and beyond. Another program, Healthy People Penn State Research Conference and Expo, exposes diverse undergraduate students to graduate opportunities in the colleges of Health and Human Development, and Nursing. For information on other EOPC programs, visit

For further information on the training session or on developing EOPC proposals, contact Mike Blanco, mhb4@psu.edu814-863-7890, or visit the EOPC website at

Last Updated February 09, 2015