Growing Your Excellence In Inclusion
Our Growing Your Excellence in Inclusion newsletter is an opportunity to highlight an example of inclusive excellence on your campus. Be sure to nominate a diverse and inclusive initiative, program or project for one of the following awards or explore external funding opportunities from foundations, professional associations and other grant-making entities.
Google Women Techmakers – $10,000
DEADLINE: December 5, 2019
Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program –formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field. Women Techmakers scholarships are awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background. All scholarship recipients will be invited to the annual Google Scholars retreat in the summer of 2020 to meet other scholars, network and participate in development workshops. Women Techmaker Scholars will join a global community of scholars, have access to share resources, support other tech women, and collaborate on projects to make a continued impact in communities.
The Ford Foundation
DEADLINE: N/A (Rolling submissions accepted)
The Ford Foundation is open to new ideas to address inequality and invites online solution submission. Funding is based on program areas focused on challenging inequality including Entrenched Cultural Narratives, Failure to Invest In and Protect Vital Public Goods, Unfair Rules of the Economy, Unequal Access to Government, and Persistent Prejudice and Discrimination. To address and respond to these areas, the foundation makes grants in seven interconnected areas to help challenge inequality. Grant areas are Civic Engagement and Government; Creativity and Free Expression; Future of Work(ers); Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice; Just Cities and Regions; Natural Resources and Climate Change; and Technology and Society. 
Humanities Nebraska
DEADLINES: Rolling submissions accepted for the following dates:
Mini Grants – Jan. 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, Sept. 1 and Nov. 1
Major Grants – March 1 (for programs beginning May 1 or later) Aug. 1 (for programs beginning Oct. 1 or later)
Humanities Nebraska offers grants to nonprofit organizations in support of projects related to the humanities including history, literature, languages, jurisprudence, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, theory and criticism of the arts. Applicants must have non-profit status according to the State of Nebraska and the IRS, and must provide proof of 501(c)(3) or other 501(c) status. (State, county, or local government entities, including schools, are exempt from this requirement.) 
MBLGTACC 2020 – Envisioning a Future Together
Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) 
February 14–16
Western Michigan University, 1903 Western Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
MBLGTACC is an annual conference held to connect, educate and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty and staff around the Midwest and beyond. It has attracted advocates and thought leaders including Angela Davis, Nyle DiMarco, Robyn Ochs, Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein, Faisal Alam, and LZ Granderson ; and entertainers and artists including Jujubee, Margaret Cho, J Mase III, Chely Wright, and Loren Cameron . To date, MBLGTACC is America’s largest and oldest continuously-held conference for queer and trans+ college students. And it remains proudly student-run. This event is hosted by student organizers from Western Michigan University.
ISLSP and CIBER Language Conference
International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
March 6–7, 2020
UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies is hosting its 5th ISLSP and CIBER Business Language Conference. The purpose of this conference is to move forward within Languages for Specific Purposes exploring developments and innovation in research, practice and curriculum. There will be keynote speakers, Next Generation LSP Scholars, activities, and much more. 
NADOHE’s 14th Annual Conference – Leading with Renewed Activism: Crossing Borders and Bridging Communities
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
March 11–14, 2020
InterContinental San Diego Hotel, 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
NADOHE’s annual conference serves as a reminder that social change is obtained through collective action that encompasses not only our local communities but broader global communities as well. We need to lead with renewed activism that disrupts the current divisive rhetoric and policies that reinforce inequities within our institutions and society. 
AAAED National Conference and Annual Meeting – Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)
June 6–10, 2020
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
AAAED's national conference and meeting will include plenary sessions, workshops and other opportunities for professional development and networking. The theme for 2020 is Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and will include an acknowledgment of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The conference and annual meeting will provide attendees with presentations that promote creative, innovative strategies and cutting-edge research to enhance equity and diversity in higher education, government and the private sector. The professional development offerings are intended to help individuals who are new in their jobs or experienced individuals seeking updated information to stay competitive in the profession. AAAED, formerly the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), is a national non-profit association of professionals working in areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. AAAED has 45 years of leadership in providing professional training to members by equipping them to be more successful and productive in their careers. 
Diversity Abroad Conference – AMPLIFYING VOICES: Moving from Rhetoric to Systemic Change
March 14–17, 2020
New Orleans, LA
Since 2013 the annual Diversity Abroad Conference – along with the Global Student Leadership Summit and the Strategic Leadership Forum – has constituted the most comprehensive national forum on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education. In March 2020 over 700 education professionals, student leaders, employers, and leading graduate programs will meet in New Orleans, LA to chart a path forward to reach a shared vision – to support student academic success, interpersonal growth and career readiness through equitable access to global educational opportunities. The goal: that the next generation of young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to be academically, personally and professionally successful in the 21st-century interconnected world.