About the PED Grant (Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant)

The Promoting Excellence in Diversity (PED) Grant supports proposals from faculty and staff for scholarly and artistic events that contribute to the University’s mission to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and educational excellence. The PED Grant promotes intellectual activities that will engage our community in conversations about diversity issues, prepare our campus community for leadership in a diverse world, and increase respect and understanding of differences based on knowledge and shared experiences.


The PED grant is open to Brockport faculty and staff. Applicants can apply and receive one grant per academic year.


The deadlines for 2023‒2024 are as follows:

  • October 27, 2023 (Spring 2024 events)


The maximum award through this program is $1000. Requests for smaller amounts are encouraged.

Apply for the PED Grant

The application form for the PED Grant is available through the Mach Form and requests the following information: applicant information, event description, grant proposal, publicity plan, budget information, speaker information, and affirmation checklist.

Documents Needed to Complete the PED Grant Applications

Required documents to apply for PED Grant, the grant proposal, budget information, event abstract, and a support letter from the department chair or supervisor. Before submitting your documents, please review the PED Grant Selection Rubric and the Sample Budget Template.

All PED Grant proposals must include one or more goals of the SUNY Brockport 2016‒2021 Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

In addition to submitting the required documents, applicants must list all forms of communication that will be used to promote the event. The list will be shared with the PED Grant Selection Committee members for their review at least four weeks before the event. In the event of changes, applicants should contact the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Support Letter

All PED Grant applications must be supported by the applicant’s department chair or supervisor. The Mach Form will enable applicants to save their applications and forward a link to the application to their department chair, or supervisor when requesting a support letter. For the application to be considered, the support letter must be submitted by a department chair or supervisor.

Selection Process

The members of the PED committee will review the grant proposal, budget, publicity, and all other relevant documents based on the selection rubric. The voting process will be anonymous. You can review the PED Grant Applicant Review Evaluation.

Post Event Survey

After the event/activity, the applicant is required to fill out the post-event survey.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Program Coordinator at mkural@brockport.edu