Diversity and Inclusion Grant


  1. PURPOSE OF D&I GRANT


The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Grant is created to Support student-initiated projects and programmes that promote diversity and inclusion and seed an inclusive mind-set in students. It seeks to empower students to initiative and organise meaningful projects for the benefit of the campus community.

2. FUNDING DETAILS AND CONSIDERATIONS

D&I Grant provides funding of up to 80% of the total deficit cost capped at $5,000 . Students can claim for completed projects as long as it is within the financial year of approval.

A) Applicant Eligibility 

  • Full-time NUS undergraduate students

  • Applicant to complete the project before graduating from the university

B) Evaluation Criteria

The proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria:

1.

The project has to clearly demonstrate the main intent of promoting D&I on campus with interaction between at least 2 different communities.

2.

Research on D&I issues, advocacy and education programmes can also be considered.

3.

The project has to include evaluation of proposed outcomes and a sustainability plan.

4.

The project has to work with a community partner which could be a NUS department, faculty or residences or externally with corporates, government or non-profit organisations.

5.

The project has to have a NUS staff advisor either from faculty or department.


C) Projects not considered for funding

 

1.

Projects that aimed at, or will result in, financial or material gain for the organising committee

2.

Projects that lack a clear inclusivity angle, or whereby the organising committee does not include targeted diverse communities in their programming

3.

Projects that successfully received OSA funding from other funding sources such as Teach Singapore, the Community Engagement Fund (CEF) and the University Support for Pursuit of Arts, Culture & Sports (U-SPARKS).

 
D) Expenditures not supported


The following expenditures will not be supported, even if the project as a whole is approved:

1. General operating expenses of start-up costs of student clubs, societies or interest groups

2.

Direct cash prizes or outright donations to beneficiaries

3.

Overseas travel expenditure (including but not limited to airfare, flight/train tickets, accommodation costs)

4.

Goodie bags, door gifts and volunteers' t-shirts

5.

Vendor fees and honorarium e.g. workshop training fees

6.

Audit, legal, utilities, fines and penalties fees, insurance premiums for equipment e.g. third-party liability insurance;

7.

Purchase and maintenance of fixed assets/equipment

8.

Tobacco and alcohol products

9.

Any private and personal consumption items

10.

Items, goods or services where approved team members have a direct stake or interest in (This is to avoid conflict of interest)

11.

Items that are not directly relevant to the proposed project or for which alternatives or substitutes are available within the University



3. APPLICATION PROCESS

Application period opens all year round.

Projects that submit their claims in February/March may obtain reimbursement only in May due to the closing of financial year.


4. CONTACT INFORMATION
For enquiries, contact Josephine at +65 6601 3094 or josephineliardon@nus.edu.sg or community.engagement@nus.edu.sg