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Affirmative Action grants available

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 22 - February 26, 1998

Elyzabeth Holford, director of Tech's EOAA Office, has announced the ninth 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, 1998, with a potential one-time renewal. Applicants seeking renewal or extension of previously funded projects must also submit a proposal.
Activities appropriate for support include: projects designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of new approaches to promote affirmative action; activities which will enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women, members of minority groups, 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 from kpoe@vt.edu. The deadline for application is April 6.