Round 5 Application will begin Spring 2024.
A virtual Q&A session was held on June 9, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Contact Dashunda Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a recording.
Click here to review the sample mini-grant application questions.
Through generous gifts and donations, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is pleased to offer funding support for enhancing inclusion, promoting equity, and intentional efforts that help shape the institution so that structures, policies, and practices allow all identity groups to feel mutually supported and are provided equitable access and opportunity to thrive. Faculty, staff, and students from any UMMC school, department, hospital, clinic, service area, or institutional-sponsored organization, group, or club may apply for funding, up to $2,500 for one year, in support of strategies relating to the following below (with examples):
The Diversity Accountability and Action Review Team (D.A.A.R.T.) was created to serve as an internal advisory group for the ODI to review current best practices, metrics, implementation plans, and accountability models for meeting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals and continuous improvement at UMMC. Members of this committee will review proposals based on the evaluation criteria. Special attention is given to the project’s alignment with a addressing a systemic issue or structural challenge, rationale for funding, timeline proposed, and qualifications of the project team.
Click here to submit the Fall 2023 Inclusive Excellence Impact Program (IEIP) Mini-grant Application.
A final report is required and due 30 days after the expected completion date. Final reports should be submitted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information, please contact:Dashunda Bailey, Project Manager IIIOffice of Diversity and InclusionUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterPhone: (601) 815-5340Email: email@example.com
Round 1:Congratulations to the Jackson Free Clinic for being awarded the inaugural IEIP grant to support Health Equity for Mississippi Women - Enhancing Care and Education at the Jackson Free Clinic. Funding will be used to expand the clinic's capacity to provide gynecological services to uninsured Mississippi women.
Round 2:Congratulations to Children's of Mississippi for being awarded a Round 2 IEIP grant to support Hair Care Equity at Children's of Mississippi. Funding will be used to provide hair care products for diverse patients.
The School of Population Health also received Round 2 IEIP grant funding to support an in-depth discussion titled "Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and food in the American South" (Speaker: Dr. Joseph C. Ewooodzie, Jr.).
Round 3:Congratulations to the Department of Surgery for being awarded a Round 3 IEIP grant to support Second Look for Under-Represented in Medicine Applicants to UMMC Surgery Programs.
The UMMC Campus Police Department also received Round 3 IEIP grant funding to support the "30 x 30 Listening Tour - Creating Equity and Inclusion in Law Enforcement."
Round 4:Congratulations to the Department of Surgery for being awarded a Round 4 IEIP grant to support the "Annual Diversity Focused Visiting Lectures- Do They Foster a Sense of Inclusion and Well-being Among Faculty, Residents, and Students".
The Department of Family Medicine - "Women of Color Faculty in Academic Medicine Well-Beng and Career Development Retreat"received Round 4 IEIP grant funding.
The School of Dentistry also received Round 4 IEIP grant funding to support the "Mississippi Diversity in Oral Science (MDOS): A Summer Enrichment Program for Minority and Underrepresented Students to Promote Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce"program.