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Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR)

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The University Affirmative Action Committee and the Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Staff Relations established the Diversity Projects Development Fund to support scholarly research projects and other educational activities for or about populations that are traditionally under-represented within higher education.  

The purpose of the Fund is to assist in the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative

endeavors, and professiona lactivities which promote diversity, multiculturalism, and non-discrimination on the basis of the following categories: race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status or status as victim of domestic violence. Projects/activities will be considered which explore non-discrimination and the condition of the protected classes, for The City University of New York, including Italian-Americans.  


Grants are awarded to a maximum of $5,000.  


Current full and part-time members of the University Instructional Staff may apply for grants. University Instructional Staff includes the Professorial series, Instructor, Lecturer, the Higher Education Officer series, Research Associate and Assistant, Teaching Staff at the Hunter College Campus Schools, Teaching Staff at Educational Opportunity Centers, Adjuncts, and Graduate Assistants. Proposals having a matching fund from the host institution or any other source will be considered.



  • John Choonoo, Office of Institutional Research
  • Judith Komaki, Psychology
  • Terrance Martell and Mark Chadwin, Weissman Center for International Business
  • Ryan Smith, School of Public Affairs
  • Lynne Weikart and Elaine Ruiz-Lopez, School of Public Affairs
  • Richard Wilkins, Communications


  • Judith Komaki, Psychology
  • Terrance Martell and Mark Chadwin, Weissman Center for International Business

Last updated: 10/06/2011