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Proposals sought for university's Affirmative Action Incentive Grants

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 21 - February 22, 1996

Elyzabeth Holford, director of Tech's EOAA Office, has announced the seventh call for proposals for the Affirmative Action Incentive Grants Program.

The program is designed to provide seed money for new affirmative-action activities for faculty and staff members or students. The program, which is a project of the university's EOAA Committee, will award grants of up to $2,500 (from a total pool of $20,000) for innovative affirmative-action projects. The awards will be made for a one-year period, beginning July 1, 1996, with a potential one-time renewal. Applicants seeking renewal or extension of previously funded projects must also submit a proposal.

The variety of activities appropriate for support are:

* Projects designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of new approaches to promote affirmative action;

* Activities which will enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women, minorities, and people with disabilities;

* Programs that will encourage behavioral and attitudinal changes supportive of affirmative action, thereby improving the campus environment for women, minorities, and people with disabilities; and,

* Studies seeking ways to improve Virginia Tech's ability to monitor and evaluate its affirmative action programs.

Proposals may be submitted by individual members of the faculty or staff, by university departments, or by recognized campus organizations.

Application forms and further information concerning the Incentive Grants Program are available at the EOAA Office (336 Burruss Hall), by calling 1-7518, or at kpoe@vt.edu. The deadline for application is April 8, 1996.