Engineering IDEAS Grants
Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity Action Seed Grants
The Cal Poly College of Engineering fosters an environment based in 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.
- We are currently accepting all IDEAS Grant applications. Apply anytime.
- You can expect to hear back from the review committee within approximately 2 weeks.
All approved Engineering IDEAS Grants projects require a short report on the impact your submission had on the Cal Poly CENG community. This could take the form of photos, a video, or a written report. You are welcomed to add any additional information on impact (number in attendance, evaluation results, anecdotal information, etc.) Report results and additional comments will become part of our webpage and/or part of our annual report.
The members of the Engineering IDEAS Grants Committee will review proposals each quarter and notify the contact person listed on the proposal form of the status of the proposal within two weeks of the proposal submission.
For information about applying for Engineering IDEAS Grants funding, please contact Melinda Keller in Mechanical Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Virtual Training and Workshops for Faculty, Staff, Clubs, Students.
- Create a fund for students to help with curricular transformation.
- Get funding for student/faculty collaborations or undergraduate research.
- Create a virtual department conversation space – time and importance allotted to issues of Inclusions, Diversity, and Equity Actions. [IDEAs]
- Digital space for IDEAs news in department and club publications.
- IDEAs Research ideas (in virtual classrooms, with students clubs, IRA’s, or research groups)
- Virtual Book Circles
- Create open and accepting virtual environments.
- CENG J.E.D.I. Council Priorities (PDF) – What are your ideas to further progress in these areas?
1. Can anyone apply?
Applicants must be affiliated with the college of engineering at Cal Poly. Students, Faculty, and Staff are all encouraged to try out their IDEAS.
2. When do I have to spend the money?
Any time after you receive notification of the award. We would like to distribute these funds to get projects started, but if you can’t start until Fall, that’s OK too. Just let us know.