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How to Apply

Proposal Requirements

  • Abstract
  • Broader impacts statement outlining how this project has the potential to benefit society or contribute to achieving specific societal outcomes
  • Sustainability statement explaining how this project will be sustained beyond READ funding
  • Identified project milestones (at least six are required)
  • Project Timeline
  • Itemized budget and justification
  • Letter of support from any relevant partners (partners are encouraged)
  • For Students
    Completed and signed faculty/staff mentor contract
  • For Faculty
    Identified undergraduate student(s) *student(s) must be selected in advance of the application or a clear plan for recruitment must be outlined in the application

Selection Process

  • Applications are due on Friday, October 20,
  • Applications reviewed by the Committee on Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  
  • Selected applicants will be notified by January 29, 2018

Application Resources

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Rubrics

If you have any questions regarding the READ Grant application, contact Destiny McDonald at dmcdonald@niu.edu

The application is now closed. Please check back after the start of the fall semester for the new application.

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