Apply for the IDEAS Grant

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The Cal Poly College of Engineering fosters an environment based on love, empathy and respect where all are supported, energized and empowered. Opportunities to contribute exist for all and a broad range of voices and experiences are necessary as we co-create our future. We are developing an inclusive community where everyone can be their own unique selves.

In order to foster this mission, CENG has developed a call for proposals to apply for Engineering IDEAS Grants (Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity Action Seed Grants). This resource is open to all Faculty, Staff, and Students of CENG who want to make a difference with creative and innovative solutions to foster welcoming initiatives. These mini-grants are intended for small projects ranging from $200.00 to $1,000.00, with exceptions up to $2,500.00 in special cases. We are also interested in hearing IDEAS to make the online learning environment more inclusive.

Visit here for more information about Engineering IDEAS.

The members of the Engineering IDEAS Committee will review proposals each quarter and notify the contact person listed on the proposal form of the status of the proposal within three weeks of the proposal deadline.

Feel free to contact Melinda Keller ( with any additional questions.

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