DEI Mini and Collaborative Grants are not available in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
If funding is available for next fiscal year, applications will be solicited in the summer of 2024. The information on this page describes the awards, the application process, and the expectations for past and future years.
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee enthusiastically invites applications for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Educational Development Mini-Grant and Collaborative Grant Application, formerly known as the Educational Development Internship Program and DEI mini-grants.
One of the cross-cutting priorities of the POD Network’s strategic plan is to advance inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility across the organization and throughout the field of educational development. As stated on the POD website, “[t]his priority reflects member priorities, a strong focus at many post-secondary institutions, and the recognition that progress toward equity requires great intentionality in order to reverse marginalization of historically underserved and underrepresented populations at all levels.”
This program serves two purposes: (1) to provide seed funding for educational developers who are from underrepresented groups or who work at traditionally underrepresented institutions to conduct research projects, resource development, or programming that focuses on advancing equity and inclusion, and dismantling racism in its many forms, especially as it relates to the teaching and learning environment; and (2) to support cross-institutional capacity, mentorship and community-building among educational developers in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.