The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII@FSE) Task Force is announcing a second round of seed funding in support of advancing the Fulton Schools’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan. The purpose of this new opportunity, RAPID DII: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in a Digital Environment, is to provide funding to encourage projects that further the 10 strategic objectives identified in the DEI Plan in the context of distributed, digital, remote and virtual environments.
The Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in a Digital Environment program solicits projects that are using creative solutions to foster diversity, equity and inclusion across faculty, staff and students in the context of adapting to remote working and teaching. Projects that focus on connectivity, community building, resiliency, building relationships or mentoring are of interest.
Given the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 environment, the Task Force anticipates reviewing and awarding eligible projects on a rolling basis. The first review panel will meet on Monday, June 15, 2020, and will continue reviewing proposals every two weeks until the allotted program budget has been awarded. Proposals will not be considered after December 31, 2020.