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DIA Fund

As a leading public university, we strive to cultivate a community that works toward our nation’s highest democratic ideals. Toward this goal, the LSA Democracy in Action Fund provides grants ranging from $500 to $2500 to support students, faculty, and staff to do the challenging work of advancing genuine democratic engagement on campus.

Proposal submissions must include the following information:

  1. Motivation Statement for the project prepared by applicants.  This statement should describe why the project is important to the applicants.  Statements may be up to one page in length.
  2. Official names of the individuals and organizations collaborating on the project.
  3. Name of at least one lead contact from each organization contributing to the project.
  4. Description of the project. Include how it will address at least one of the goals stated above and how It must also illustrate how it will be relevant and engaging for a broad range of students.
  5. Description of the role(s) the student organization(s), as well as faculty and staff, where relevant, will play in the project
  6. Proposed timeline for project planning and implementation, with a justification of the project’s feasibility and the ability of the proposers to implement it.  
  7. Proposed itemized budget with an estimated full cost of the project including any amount of funds already secured or additional funds still needed (if applicable).