EWIS securs a Campus Climate Micro Grant

January 5, 2018

Congratulations to Empowering Women in Science for securing a 2018 Campus Climate Micro Grant. In its third year, the micro-grant progam supports projects to advance the campus climate. The theme for 2018 was “fostering understanding, building solidarity and community.” EWIS successfully submitted a proposal for a training seminar for biomedical scientists in Spring 2018 to learn how to effectively work in diverse teams to achieve a common goal.

On December 20, 2017 the Campus Climate Engagement Team (CCET) awarded nearly $24,000 to 31 projects. In its third year, CCET is designed to foster dialogue, respect, and personal growth that will help everyone on the Twin Cities campus experience a climate in which they feel more valued, safe, and welcomed. This year the micro grant project received 67 applications, more than double the number received last year. To qualify, projects had to be sponsored by either a registered student group or a University department. Applications were considered for their ability to address these priorities:  stretching the dialogue, increasing campus competency, increasing access and equity of marginalized populations, reaching communities beyond the campus, and building bridges by working collaboratively across two or more groups (e.g., departments, collegiate units, and student groups). The micro-grant project is funded by the Office of the President, Eric. W. Kaler. The awards ranged from $250 to $1000. EWIS submitted a grant application to set up a training seminar for biomedical scientists in Spring 2018 to learn how to effectively work in diverse teams to achieve a common goal.  More information on past and future seminars sponsored by Empowering Women in Science (EWIS) can be found here.