(Applications close on Friday 22 July 2016)
The theme for Diversity Week 2016 is Together We Will Grow and aims to:
- Showcase what USC is doing through its staff, students and alumni in making a positive difference to the lives of people locally, nationally and globally.
- Reflect upon how our identities are shaped, how this creates a sense of belonging with others of similar backgrounds but also, creates barriers between people of difference.
- Consider how we create dialogue across boundaries to find unity of purpose, harnessing the strength of diversity of perspectives.
- How diversity provides the incredible richness of our world and lives.
Faculties, Schools, Departments, Student groups and associations, academic and general staff and students are encouraged to meaningfully and creatively engage with this significant event.
Diversity Week Activity Grants of up to A$700 (usually smaller amounts) are available to assist individuals and organisational units in running Diversity Week activities. They may be used to cover costs such as:
- printing of flyers or posters
- tea or coffee
- payment of guest speaker or travel associated with the activity
- equipment hire to assist the activity
The USC Diversity Week Activity Grants are not intended to cover all costs associated with an activity or event but are intended to support initiatives and activities that highlight the University’s commitment to diversity and promote the principles of equity and inclusion during this week, particularly those which respond to the 2016 theme of USC Diversity Week Together We Will Grow.
A selection panel will be convened and decisions made on the basis of consistency with the principles of Diversity Week and availability of funds. Preference will be given to those activities which have substance and that are likely to have longer term impact.
Recipients of a grant will be required to provide a brief report to the Diversity Advisor on the activity and the utilisation of Grant monies by Friday 16 September. Award monies are to be acquitted through the relevant organisational unit.
Note: All print material must acknowledge the funding source.