Inclusive Excellence Research Grant

Office of the Provost
Inclusive Excellence Research Grant

Higher education is only successful if it is inclusive for all members of the human race. Georgia College promotes an inclusive campus that does not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other irrelevant non-bona fide qualification in the administration of educational and employment programs, or any other activity administered by the university. Inclusive excellence means that the institution recognizes the importance of the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body and identifies the need to make key changes to achieve this goal. As a growing body of scholar practitioners at Georgia College, it is imperative that we understand and concern ourselves with how inclusive approaches support, and how exclusive activities harm, the very students and community we intend to serve.

Grant Amount:  Up to $4,000.00

Grant Purpose

The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for Georgia College faculty to conduct research on topics regarding inclusive excellence in the discipline and beyond. Faculty can address inclusive excellence in a variety of ways including: examining underserved populations; researching the effect of educational, economic, health, and environmental disparities; analyzing public policies and their impact on the social world; investigating historical events; evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching; discovering the roles specific learning outcomes includes or excludes our learners; identifying the impact the use of technology has on certain populations; and recognizing the student's agency in successfully matriculating through the coursework.

Submission Timeline and Details

Application Open: February 1, 2023 to February 16, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. EST
Committee review of proposals: March 3, 2023
Proposal decisions submitted to Provost's office: March 6, 2023
Notification letters distributed to applicants: March 7, 2023
Award Lasts Until:  November 1, 2023
Project Period: Up to one calendar year
Preliminary Reports Due by: November 1, 2023
Final Reports Due by: May 1, 2024

For more information, please click on the following link to download the complete description:
Inclusive Excellence Research Grant Description

When you are ready and have completed the checklist, be sure to upload your application in the Inclusive Excellence Grants course found in GeorgiaView. You may self-register for this course by searching for it under the Self Registration button at the top of the page.

Grant Recipients

Fall 2021 Recipient

Matt Forrest Enhancing literacy through art practice within Baldwin County $3,921.00


Spring 2021 Recipient

Emmanuel Little Examining Anti-Racist and Social Justice Education Through a Collaborative Book Club Experience $4,000.00  


Spring 2020 Recipients

Paulette Cross Capturing Family Backgrounds Through the Use of Oral Histories and Written Memoir $3,440.00  
Melanie Devore Establishing and Researching Impact of Traveling Trunks as a Tool for Earth Science Education of Edos (Georgia) and Tribal (Washington) in Rural Communities $2,743.28