Learn More Programming Grant


Learn More Series

Each year, BU Diversity & Inclusion explores a topic of social importance through our Learn More Series, which features nationally renowned speakers and related, scaffolded programming throughout the year. Our goal through this series is to help spark new learning, catalyze important conversations between students, staff, and faculty, and provide the means by which members of our community can learn to apply theory to action. The Learn More Series theme for 2022-23 is exploring LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences.

We rely on the expertise and energy of our BU community — faculty, staff, students — to help drive the conversation. If you would like to host your own Learn More Series program, see below for more information.

How to Apply

Applications for a Learn More Programming Grant to host a program in spring 2023 open in mid-fall semester 2022. Questions about the application process can be sent to odi@bu.edu. Click the button at the bottom of this page to apply for a Learn More Programming Grant.

Spring 2023 Grant Application Cycle

October 17, 2022 Applications open for spring 2023 funding
November 14, 2022 Applications close for spring 2023 funding
December 1, 2022 Grant recipients are notified

Who Can Submit a Proposal

  • schools/colleges
  • academic and administrative departments
  • formal and informal groups of individuals comprised of students, staff, and/or faculty (as long as they have access to funding sources).

Ideas for programs might include: workshops, reading groups, panel discussions, activities that marry ideas to action, programs that highlight research on this topic, or any modality of programming that you believe would be effective, interesting, and have potential to engage a broad range of constituents.

Learn More Programming Grants provide up to $3,000.

What to expect in the application

The application will ask for:

  • Program description
  • Summary of the program’s goals, location, audience (up to 300 words)
  • An explanation of how your proposed program connects to, enhances, and/or expands upon the Learn More Series theme
  • Your marketing plan for the program