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Applications to the 2019–20 round of the University’s Diversity Fund are now open.

The Diversity Fund provides small grants to initiatives aimed at furthering the University’s commitment to equality and diversity, with the aim of delivering a lasting change in culture across the collegiate University. Total funding of £70,000 is available for the academic year 2019-20 and it is anticipated that around six projects will receive funding. Bids are welcome in respect of any area of equality and diversity, but priority will be given to those that:

  • Contribute to the University’s equality and diversity priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan.
  • Demonstrate breadth of impact and/or the scope for good practice to be applied more widely.
  • Address challenges in new ways.
  • Demonstrate how the impact of the project will be sustained beyond the initial funding period.

The Diversity Fund is open to all staff at the University, and the application process is simple. Students are also welcome to apply but must have the support of an academic sponsor.

Find out more about the Fund’s criteria, see which projects have previously been funded and download an application form on the Diversity Fund webpage:

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 June.

If you are interested in applying  and want any feedback on an application before submitting, or have a project in mind but want to find cross-divisional partners please do reach out to the divisional Athena SWAN facilitator for support for your application, or assistance in recruiting partners.