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Proposals now being accepted for diversity, inclusion initiatives at Penn State

Equal Opportunity Planning Committee funding available for projects that create and support a climate of equity

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for EOPC funding to support the University’s diversity, inclusion and equity efforts and advance the University’s strategic plan (see, “fostering and embracing a diverse world” here: with investments in programs and ideas.

Funding from EOPC is intended to provide seed money for innovative pilot programs and existing initiatives that create and support a climate of equity throughout Penn State.

EOPC Deadlines

The deadline to submit proposals for summer 2018 programs is Dec. 15, and for the 2018–19 academic year, Jan. 23, 2018.

The Office of Educational Equity will review proposal drafts in advance of submission deadlines and provide feedback (with a two-week turn-around) as many times as possible or desired in advance of the deadlines.

EOPC proposal writing training and resources

Information on the writing training session for developing EOPC proposals, and other useful resources, can be found at this Box Link:

For additional information on the proposal process, including information on programs funded in the past, visit the EOPC website at

Last Updated November 16, 2017