Diversity and Inclusion Grant


  1. PURPOSE OF D&I GRANT

The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Grant is created to support NUS students in initiating and implementing community engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion.

D&I Grant provides funding of up to 80% of the qualifying project expenditure (total project expenditure), capped at $5,000. D&I Grant will not provide full funding for projects, events, or programmes.

A) Applicant Eligibility 

  • Full-time NUS students

  • Applicant to complete the project before graduating from the university

B) Evaluation Criteria

The proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria:

1.

The project has to clearly demonstrate the main intent of promoting D&I on campus and/or external communities with interaction between at least 2 different communities.

2.

Research on D&I issues, advocacy and education programmes can also be considered.

3.

The project has to include evaluation of proposed outcomes and a sustainability plan.

4.

The project has to work with a community partner which could be a NUS department, faculty or residences or externally with corporates, government or non-profit organisations.

5.

The project has to have a NUS staff advisor either from faculty or department.


C) Projects not considered for funding

 

1.

Projects that aimed at, or will result in, financial or material gain for the organising committee

2.

Projects that lack a clear inclusivity angle, or whereby the organising committee does not include targeted diverse communities in their programming

3.

Projects that successfully received OSA funding from other funding sources such as Teach Singapore, the Community Engagement Fund (CEF) and the University Support for Pursuit of Arts, Culture & Sports (U-SPARKS).

 
D) Expenditures not supported


The following expenditures will not be supported, even if the project as a whole is approved:

1.

Allowances, honorariums and T-shirts for organising committee and volunteers

2.

Overseas expenditure including but not limited to airfare, flight/train tickets, accommodation costs

3.

Direct cash donations or gifts to beneficiaries and/or community partners eg. solidarity cash payouts, cash vouchers, equipment, goodie bags and door gifts etc.

4.

Audit, legal, utilities, fines and penalty fees

5.

Insurance premiums for equipment eg. third party liability insurance

6.

Purchase and maintenance of fixed assets

7.

Tobacco and alcohol products

8.

Any private and personal consumption items

9.

Items, goods or services where approved team members have a direct stake or interest in (This is to avoid conflict of interest)

10.

Items that are not directly relevant to the proposed project or for which alternatives or substitutes are available within the University

11.

Operating expenses or start-up costs of student clubs, societies, and interest groups

12.

Fees incurred from outsourcing main project scope to service providers

  
3. APPLICATION PROCESS

Application period opens all year round.


1) Consultation & Application


Email Josephine for a consultation.

Submit proposal via NUSync after consultation.



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2) Pitch & Outcome


Pitch project to Panel & amend proposal form based on Panel’s feedback.

Implement project after receiving outcome.



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3) Post-project


Submit project completion report and reimbursement documents.

                                             
 
4. CONTACT INFORMATION
For enquiries, contact Josephine at +65 6601 3094 or josephineliardon@nus.edu.sg or community.engagement@nus.edu.sg