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The Faculty of Science is always looking for ways to stimulate diversity of our faculty population. Do you have an idea to stimulate inclusiveness or increase diversity that you would like to bring to fruition? Submit your project proposal for Science4all 2021 to ask for financial support!

Submit your proposal to start making a (smaller) difference!

The Faculty of Science wants to be an inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, gender or cultural background, feels welcome and valued. We are also looking for ways to stimulate diversity of our Faculty population. Do you have an idea to stimulate inclusiveness or increase diversity that you would like to bring to fruition? Then apply before 5 November for support from the Faculty in the grassroots project Science4all.

Surprise us!

You can ask for financial support for all kinds of activities, such as a symposium, cultural or social activities, PR materials or a web campaign, or a project with high school students; surprise us! We particularly value initiatives that have a sustainable or transferable impact. This means: projects that are not only relevant to the people involved, but that are beneficial to the wider Faculty of Science community – now and in the future.

How to submit your project proposal?

A concise proposal should contain:

  • Project name
  • Applicants (students and/or staff members)
  • Project description (no longer than one page): What is the impact you are aiming for and how do you want to achieve it?
  • Budget requested
  • Time schedule

The proposed project should have a start and end date, after which a brief report should be produced. The allocated budget is not meant for hiring personnel. Budget per project ranges between € 500 to € 5.000; the total available budget is € 25.000. Send your proposal before 5 November to info-science@uva.nl A  jury, consisting of our Faculty’s Dean, Diversity Officer and Student Council Representative, will decide which of the projects will be awarded.

They did it too: previous recipients of the Science4all funding

Since the start of Science4all great projects were funded. For example, a series of lectures and workshops addressing topics around Diversity in Science: Why, What & How?, aiming to foster diversity and inclusion in science. Another event focused on data science, in particular on Women in Data Science. And the Inspire2Aspire mentoring programme, where students were connected with underprivileged pupils in schools in Amsterdam and beyond, students have acted as mentors and role models for ‘their’ pupils, making those also more familiar with the university and its community.