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Call for Proposals: APLU and Cornell University Grant for Supporting Indigenous Student Success Initiatives

APLU and Cornell University are pleased to announce a call for proposals to support new and/or ongoing campus programs focused on Indigenous/Native American students, undergraduate or graduate. Through the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, there are two $10,000 awards available.


    • $10,000 to support new or ongoing Indigenous/Native American campus programming focused on students at APLU member institutions.
    • Project support must begin in early 2024.
    • Grantees provide project updates in March, June, and September.
    • Grantees participate in a session at the 2024 APLU Annual Meeting to share progress on the proposed project (up to $1300 in additional funds will be available to support attending the APLU Annual Meeting)

    Proposal Requirements (no more than 2 pages):

    • Briefly describe the project including attention to the following: who will be impacted; the timeline of the project; how the funds will be allocated; thoughts toward sustaining the project or activities beyond the $10,000
    • Provide a short bio for the individual who will be responsible for the project.
    • Include a letter of support from the President/Chancellor

    Submission Deadlines:

    • Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm ET, January 5, 2024.
    • Submissions may be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format and sent to Robin Parent (rparent@aplu.org).
    • Awardees will be notified by February 1, 2024

    Please contact Robin Parent (rparent@aplu.org) with any questions.

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