2023 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding

The 2023 ARIE Seed Funding is now CLOSED

The 2023 Awardee List can be found here

The Office of Research Innovation and Economic Impact (ORIEI) in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to announce the 2nd Annual ARIE Seed Funding Call for Proposals

PLEASE NOTE: Informational Q&A was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:00-3:00 pm.  The link to the recording can be found here.

We will post and update Frequently Asked Questions document for this Seed Funding. You can find the most recent FAQs (updated 4/27/2023) here.

Seed Funding Highlights: 2023 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding

The full Request for Proposals can be found here: 2023 Anti-Racism & Inclusive Excellence Seed Funding – Call for Proposals

This seed funding emerged as one of the recommendations from the ARIE Task Force’s Research Committee and funded by the ARIE Initiative. This funding will support research, scholarship and creative activities addressing the myriad issues on the theme of anti-racism and inclusive excellence.

Two tiers of funding will be available: 1) Up to $25,000 and 2) Up to $50,000. We anticipate funding 4-8 projects.

Successful proposals should:

  • Have a strategy for ensuring that the research, scholarship and creative activity project meaningfully addresses anti-racism and inclusive excellence
  • Produce deliverables designed to foster a culture of anti-racism, diversity and inclusive excellence within and beyond Mason
  • Include for a support structure (funding and mentoring) for students
  • Engage a diverse team of faculty and students within and across disciplines
  • Propose projects that can be completed in 12-18 months. Awardees are expected to present at the Annual ARIE Conference

Proposals should be sent as a single PDF document to resdev@gmu.edu no later than June 12, 2023; 11:59 pm. The proposal requirements and the review process to be used to identify the most promising proposal(s) are described in the Call for Proposals. Please note that a faculty member may participate as a member of a team in no more than two proposals in this competition.

Proposal Requirements

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For those interested in the results of the 2022 Seed Funding, the 2022 Awardee list can be found here.