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Dec. 10, 2007

Catalyst Award Seed Grants are available to UI faculty, staff, students

The University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) is seeking proposals for programs dedicated to supporting distinctive and innovative diversity programs at the University of Iowa.

Supported campus-wide, the Catalyst Award Seed Grants are in their second year. The grants target creative projects with immediate impact for enhancing the diversity goals of "The Iowa Promise" the UI's five-year strategic plan.

Grants of $500 to $1,000 are available to UI faculty, staff and students as seed money for start-up projects or programs that have potential sustainability, as well as short-term projects that demonstrate significance and impact. Applications are due by Feb. 4, 2008. Awardees will be announced Feb. 15. Funds must be used by Feb. 28, 2009.

Preference will be given to collaborative grant proposals that support projects and/or programs that advance cross-cultural understanding, strengthen positive inter-group relations, and promote a welcome learning, living and working environment. Activities are encouraged that cross curricular, co-curricular and/or extra-curricular domains.

Guidelines, selection criteria and application materials are available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~eod. Send one copy of the application via hard copy to the EOD Office, 202 Jessup Hall, or via e-mail to diversity@uiowa.edu.

For more information, contact Dorothy Simpson-Taylor in EOD at dorothy-simpson-taylor@uiowa.edu or 319-335-0705.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, UI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705, Dorothy-simpson-taylor@uiowa.edu; Lois J. Gray, University News Services, 319-384-0077, lois-gray@uiowa.edu