DO IT! Mini-Grants
September 3, 2012 – Students dance on Centennial Common during Xplosaic, a celebration of Northeastern’s cultural diversity through dance, music, art and food.
Diverse Opportunities to Inform & Teach (DO IT)! Program Mini-Grants
The DO IT! Mini-Grant Program, launched fall 2014, is an opportunity for staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students to access funds to create collaborative programs that further OIDI’s mission to inform and teach about the importance of diversity and inclusion. This effort was initiated to support individuals and groups seeking creative outlets around campus.
The funding process is simple, with a brief application and proposal outline required from each collaborative team. Proposals may be funded for up to $1,500.
This year, we are rolling out the DO IT! Again Grants. Consider applying for a DO IT! Again grant if you would like to repeat a prior DO IT! grant funded program or event. Proposals may be funded for up to $1,000.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, access application here: DO IT! Grant Application.
Featured Grants from Past Recipients:
Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) Speaker Series:
This series of three speakers aims to educate the scientific community on novel research occurring at the nation’s universities, enlighten Northeastern students on the challenges faced by scientists from underrepresented communities, and encourage students to strive for change.
Dayna Altman: “Life After”:
This endeavor was a documentary project that was created to shed light on the idea that there is no true one way to heal from sexual assault, rather, survivors take non-linear paths to find closure, re-calibration and a life after trauma.The documentary’s platform was used to tell the stories of multiple survivors from different identity based backgrounds, and to also display different instances of survivorship, the statistics that accompany sexual violence and, “life after.”
InterVarsity: “Looking for Luke” Screening and Panel Discussion on Mental Health:
This event entails a film screening of the short film “Looking for Luke” and will include a Q&A panel discussion about mental health and how it affects specific communities. “Looking for Luke” tells the story of Luke Tang, a Harvard student who struggled with depression and eventually took his own life. The event aims to spread awareness particularly in Asian American communities about mental health, as well as open up discussion of how to address mental health in other culturally specific contexts.
2017-2018 DO IT! Grant Recipients:
Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) Speaker Series April 2018, (Faculty & Students)
Latin American Student Organization & the Latinx Cultural: Boston Latinx Student Symposium, Spring 2018 (Students and Staff)
Students Against Institutional Discrimination (S.A.I.D.): The SAID Book Club Initiative, Fall 2017 (Students & Faculty)
NU InterVarsity, UHCS & the Asian American Center: ‘Looking for Luke’ Film Screening &Discussion, Fall 2017 (Students & Staff)
Black Student Leadership Conference (Staff & Students)
Neighborhood Matters: The Bay State Banner: Unity, Progress and 50 Years of Advocating Change, (Staff & Community)
Life After, Dana Altman, (Faculty, Staff & Students)
2016-2017 DO IT! Grant Recipients:
Social Justice Resource Center: Peace and Social Justice Week Series, September 2016
College of Social Sciences and Humanities “World in Your Cup: Conversations on the Politics & Culture of Coffee,” Sept./Oct. 2016
Northeastern University Libraries: “Meet the Filmmakers,” February 2017
Northeastern Crossing: Dr. Jeff Chang Public Lecture, February 2017
The Northeastern University School of Law: “The Syntax of Justice,” March 2017
Northeastern University School of Law: “How to Get it Done,” April 2017
Northeastern Crossing: Ron Jones, “Narratives of Change,” April 2017
2015-2016 DO IT! Grant Recipients:
Center for the Arts: Artist in Residency, Tim Miller, October 2015; Lower Roxbury Oral History Film Project
Social Justice Resource Center: Peace and Social Justice Week Series, September 2015
Latino Student Cultural Center: “Platanos y Collard Greens” Theater Performance, October 2015
John D. O’Bryant African American Center Black History Month Mobile Museum, March 2016
College of Art, Media & Design Media and Screen Studies “Octavia’s Brood: Visionary Sci-Fi and Speculative Fiction” Series, March 2016
College of Social Sciences and Humanities “World in Your Cup: Conversations on the Politics & Culture of Coffee,” Nov/Feb 2015-16
2014-2015 DO IT! Grant Recipients:
Student Alumni Association: Fashion in Action Benefit for Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Services, February 2015
Northeastern University Staff Book Club: Diversity Series, March 2015
Community Service Grants
Looking to do a project off campus or in the local community? Click here for more information about Student Community Service Grants: https://www.northeastern.edu/communityservice/news/student-community-service-grants-now-available/