Inclusive Excellence Research Grant

Office of the Provost
Inclusive Excellence Research Grant

Higher education seeks to serve a variety of faculty, staff and students in a world including greater diversity of thought, global connections, experiences, and cultures. To understand the impact diversity has on an institution’s constituents, research is necessary to explore campus practices, policies, infrastructure, and procedures.  More specifically, research is needed to understand how to foster the development of one’s learning skills when working with people from different backgrounds, demographics, and perspectives. Such efforts will help members of the Georgia College & State University community develop and thrive in an ever-changing world.

Grant Amount:  Up to $4,000.00

Grant Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for Georgia College & State University faculty to conduct research on topics regarding inclusive excellence. The institution and 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, evaluating effective teaching strategies, assessing how specific learning outcomes impacts learners, and identifying the impact the use of technology.   The submission deadline is February 15, 2024.  

The call for Inclusive Excellence Grant proposals for 2023 Round II opens February 1, 2024, with a deadline of February 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.  Applicants should read the guidance provided by Academic Affairs. Once the applicant has their materials ready to submit, please log into GeorgiaVIEW/D2L, click on the Self-Registration menu option, find the 2023 Inclusive Excellence Grants Program course.  Be sure to complete the self-registration for the course. Submission instructions and forms to upload your materials are in the course announcements.  

For more information, please see the Program Announcement.  For assistance, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at, or call (478) 445-2520. 

Submission Timeline and Details

Application Open: February 1, 2024 to February 15, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m. EST
Committee review of proposals: March 5, 2024
Proposal decisions submitted to Provost's office: March 6, 2024
Notification letters distributed to applicants: March 11, 2024
Award Lasts Until:  May 1, 2025 (All funds must be expended by November 1, 2024)
Project Period: Up to one calendar year
Preliminary Reports Due by: November 1, 2024
Final Reports Due by: May 1, 2025

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

Grant Recipients

spring 2023 recipient

Faculty NameTitleAward Amount
Ania RynarzewskaDEI in education, uncoiling the societal spiral of silence$2,640.00


fall 2021 recipient

Faculty NameTitleAward Amount
Matt ForrestEnhancing literacy through art practice within Baldwin County$3,921.00


spring 2021 recipient

Faculty NameTitleAward Amount
Emmanuel LittleExamining Anti-Racist and Social Justice Education Through a Collaborative Book Club Experience$4,000.00


spring 2020 recipients

Faculty NameTitleAward Amount
Paulette CrossCapturing Family Backgrounds Through the Use of Oral Histories and Written Memoir$3,440.00
Melanie DevoreEstablishing 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