Equity and Diversity Statements

Page Updated: September 15th, 2017

Including Equity and Diversity Statements in Proposals

A number of the largest scientific grant making institutions have established a conscious effort to fund and promote a diverse workforce, an inclusive research community, and increased exposure to science for underrepresented youth. Incorporating diversity and inclusion themes will likely benefit any grant proposal at the institutions listed below; many of them advertise specific calls for projects aimed at increasing access to science. A few prominent examples from each sector are provided, but this list is not exhaustive.

Government funding organizations
Department of Defense
Department of Education
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Private foundations
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sloan Foundation
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Professional organizations
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for Neuroscience
American Chemical Society
Sigma Xi

See also: "Why Diversity Matters: Securing Grants"