Last call: Apply for mini-grants to support diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

September 22, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Members of the Michigan Medicine community have one more week to apply for mini-grants to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their unit or department.

The mini-grants — offered by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) — are aimed at supporting the organization’s goal of creating a climate where everyone feels welcomed and supported. That’s because a diversity of perspectives leads to a more enriching and beneficial environment for patients, families, colleagues and students.

All faculty, staff and learners can apply for a mini-grant for up to $5,000.

With each application, OHEI is looking for creative approaches to address existing problems, with anticipated positive impact on the organization as a whole. The submissions should acknowledge, inform, reinvigorate and refocus departmental and unit efforts on fostering a respectful environment among individuals with different backgrounds and viewpoints.

Click here to find the criteria by which grant submissions will be judged.

Grants can be submitted online through Friday, Sept. 29 and the award recipients will be announced in November.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

OHEI looks forward to seeing your innovative ideas. Remember, improving the climate at Michigan Medicine is everyone’s responsibility!