DO IT! Mini-Grants
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 DO IT! Mini-Grant Program supports new programs and initiatives that have not been created or executed in the past.
The funding process is simple, with a brief application, proposal outline required, and projected budget from each collaborative team. Proposals may be funded for up to $1,500.
This year, we are rolling out the DO IT! Again Grant. 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 for either grant are accepted on a rolling basis, access application here: DO IT! Grant Application.
If you would like to preview the grant questions and prepare prior to starting an application, please download the DO IT! Grant Application Guide to help guide your proposal. *Note: this does not replace the online application. You must complete the grant application online in order to apply and be considered.
Featured Grants from Past Recipients:
Bouvé Diversity Grand Rounds Series:
This series features speakers on health care topics concerning practices and belief structures that encourage equity. Core to our purpose is upending health disparities. This series included Northeastern faculty, as well as other healthcare professionals from the community.
Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections, Neighborhood Matters Series:
This collaborative series opened its door to the surrounding communities through film and dialogue. Some of the areas of dialogue included incarceration, activism and advocacy in Boston, and the ever-changing demographics and dynamics of Boston. They paired their dialogues with a film or documentary, tying together the themes of each event.
2018-2019 DO IT! Grant and DO IT! Again Grant Recipients:
Rose Ajegwu, “Talk the Ting” Screening, Fall 2018 (Students, Staff & Community)
NEU Archives and Special Collections, Neighborhood Matters Program Series, Fall 2018 (Staff & Community)*
Students Against Institutional Discrimination (S.A.I.D.): The SAID Book Club Initiative, Fall 2018 (Students & Faculty)*
Islamic Society of Northeastern University (ISNU): Social Justice Book Club Initiative, Fall 2018 (Students & Staff)
Dr. Tracy Robinson-Wood: Bouvé Diversity Grand Rounds Series, awarded Fall 2018 (Students, Staff, & Faculty)
Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) Speaker Series, Spring 2019 (Students)
Faustina Cuevas: Our Voices: A space for womxn of color, Spring 2019 (Students, Staff & Faculty)*
NU Pride: NU Pride Present Dylan Marron, Spring 2019 (Students, Staff, Faculty & Community)
Gallery 360: Personal to Political Exhibition, Spring 2019 (Students, Staff, Faculty & Community)
Chemistry Department: Global Women Breakfast, Spring 2019 (Students, Staff, Faculty & Community)
NBSA with Afrosexology: #RelationshipGoals: Building Your Ideal Love Life, Spring 2019 (Students)
Marie-Adelaide Robinson: Simulation to Promote Awareness of Cultural, Racial, Socioeconomic and Gender Orientation Diversity, Spring 2019 (Students, Staff, Faculty)
*denotes DO IT Again Grant recipient
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/