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Equality Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Internal funding for staff and student projects

An internal funding scheme was established in 2017 to promote engagement with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda at Newcastle University.

Staff and students can apply for funding for small to medium sized projects.

  • Applications involving events, training, projects and invitations to host seminars, etc are welcome. 
  • A clear case will have to be made that there are no other funding sources available for the application. 
  • Maximum funding per project is £5000, but we particularly encourage applications that require less funding than this.
  • A full breakdown of costs should be provided. All successful applications will be expected to keep a record of how the funds were spent.

The annual funding call is announced in the summer, and the deadline for submissions is in Autumn Term.  Applications are reviewed by a panel consisting of the three Faculty Directors of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the Dean of Diversity.  The winners are then announced at the end of the year.  

Projects funded by the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Fund include:

  • Launch event for Disabled Interest Group
  • Bursary for Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network
  • Training on the use of appropriate language and terminology for different protected characteristics
  • Networking event for female staff networks across the UK Higher Education Sector
  • Creating an online diversity calendar
  • Feasibility study exploring the use of pop up creche facilities for Newcastle University conferences
  • Research on EDI roles across the UK Higher Education sector
  • Developing a video on making a case for diversity at Newcastle University 
  • Power Up interactive workshop on making events accessible to all

For more information, please contact the Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Professor Judith Rankin.