Creating Inclusive Excellence Grants

Foremost among MSU’s values are quality, connectivity, and inclusivenessInclusiveness provides opportunity for learners from all backgrounds to bring their passion and talent and join a vibrant, intellectual community built on mutual respect. The MSU community has the opportunity to create synergy within and across organizational systems in support of an inclusive educational and work environment through the “Creating Inclusive Excellence at Michigan State University” funding. 

Creating Inclusive Excellence funding presents an opportunity for Colleges and Academic Units to engage in efforts that will enhance academic quality, and through clearly articulated outcomes, demonstrably benefit students and create a more inclusive campus community for all. 

Each funding category requires evidence of support from unit or relevant administrators.  Proposals will NOT be considered without the requisite evidence of support.

Funding Timeline

  • March: Call for proposals
  • June: Proposals due Monday, June 17, 2019
  • August: Awards announced (mid-late August)


Contact Paulette Granberry Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity and Director, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, at 517-353-3924 or