The fund aims to support members of the UBC Sauder Community in being champions for EDI by transforming their ideas into action. The funding can be used to support a range of initiatives and events. Preference will be given to ideas that:
- Enhance student, staff, and faculty knowledge and understanding related to EDI.
- Facilitate connections among individuals who have historically been marginalized in some way.
- Promote a respectful and inclusive environment at UBC Sauder through conversations, events, and education
- Are likely to lead to observable and meaningful changes linked to EDI
- Support UBC Sauder’s EDI efforts as outlined in our principles and goals
UBC Sauder community members are invited to submit proposals to the UBC Sauder EDI Action Fund. This includes individuals and groups of students, staff, and/or faculty.
Applications demonstrating diverse partnerships (e.g., across students, staff, and faculty groups; across different student groups or clubs; across disciplines) are encouraged. Student applicants require a faculty or staff sponsor who will support their application. A sponsor’s role is to guide the student’s work and to receive and administer the funds.
The application can be completed online here via the submission portal. The key components of the application are:
- Identification of participants and project lead
- Project title and detailed description of the project
- What principle and/or goals are reflected in your proposal?
- A Project timeline, that outlines when each of the key tasks, events, and/or deliverables will be executed.
- A Budget that outlines how the requested funds will be used.
- Evaluation method for assessing success of the project or initiative
Proposals will be evaluated on:
- The degree to which the initiative or event is likely to have impact in the EDI space at UBC Sauder, consistent with the above stated purpose of the fund.
- The degree to which the initiative or event is consistent with the UBC Sauder’s EDI Principles and Goals.
- The appropriateness of the timeline and budget.
Funding is based on limited funds and will be disbursed based on the above criteria, along with the number of requests for funding.
There are two deadlines for submission each year:
June 30th with recipients announced August 1st
November 15th with recipients announced December 20th
- Funding will not be granted for initiatives or projects that are a normal part of a given unit’s responsibilities and operating expenses.
- Successful recipients are required to submit a final report, including financial accounting, to the Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Funds must be spent within one year of receiving funding. Any unused funds must be reported and returned.
- The fund recipients are responsible for planning and implementation related to their own project and covering any cost overruns.
Have any questions?
Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion