The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) will provide funding of $500 to $1,000 to host prominent speakers, presenters, or performers. Funding will supplement what each unit or units commit towards the speaker’s visit.
The speaker’s activities will be fully determined by the host unit(s). Speakers’ lecture and activities are expected to be listed as part of the ODCE Diversity Speaker Series. Applications from all academic departments and programs will be considered. Collaborative and joint proposals are encouraged. The ODCE expects to fund $2,000 per semester.
For the inaugural round of grants, the spring deadline for Spring 2017 speakers will be March 3, 2017. For Fall 2017 speakers, the deadline will be April 14, 2017.
Speakers must fall under one or both of these categories:
It is expected that speakers have time assigned to meet with undergraduate and/or graduate students.
The completed request (not to exceed 2 pages--not including the speaker's CV) should be sent electronically in a single file to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the following:
Selection criteria include the following:
For more information, email SLU’s Chief Diversity Officer, Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., at email@example.com.