Wolf Fund for Diversity Education

Purpose

Drs. Elaine and James Wolf created the Wolf Fund for Diversity Education to support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. Elaine and James Wolf were long-time friends of Nebraska Wesleyan University and were awarded a joint honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Nebraska Wesleyan.

These funds support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities to enhance our understanding of issues relating to race, religion, age, gender identity and expression, creed, color, ability, citizenship status, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. We expect recipients of these funds to be intentional about the diversity and inclusion project for which they apply and intentional in sharing their learning with the Nebraska Wesleyan community.

Proposal Guidelines

Demonstrate how your project will impact the campus as a whole.

Eligibility criteria

  • Full-time and part-time faculty members, as well as staff are eligible to apply for these funds.
  • Full-time and part-time Wesleyan students are also eligible to apply for these funds.

Following submission of the electronic application, applicants will be expected to present their project proposal to the Wolf Fund committee. We will use this rubic in determining approval of funds.

Application guidelines

The Wolf Fund will accept proposal within the following categories;

  • Diversity programs for campus that include workshops, speakers, films, performing arts, conferences, and related events.
  • Diversity training for an on-campus program that imparts specific skills related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Student cultural immersion experiences through which students can experience cultures other than their own.
  • Student development, including conferences, workshops, and webinars that will help participants be better prepared to achieve NWU’s goal of a diverse and inclusive campus. The max amount that could be award is $1000.
  • Faculty and staff development, including conferences, workshops, and webinars that will help participants be better prepared to achieve NWU’s goal of a diverse and inclusive campus. The max amount that will be award is $1000.

Proposal Deadlines

Upon submitting the electronic application, you will be contacted to schedule your project proposal presentation date, at that time please let us know of any resources or accommodation needed.

  • Deadline 1:
    • Applications due Friday, September 13th at 5:00pm
    • Presentation Dates: 9/16-9/19
    • Decision: 9/20
  • Deadline 2:
    • Applications due Friday, November 15th at 5:00pm
    • Presentation Dates: 11/18-11/21
    • Decision: 11/22
  • Deadline 3:
    • Applications due Friday, January 31st at 5:00pm
    • Presentation Dates: 2/3-2/5 and 2/7
    • Decision: 2/10
  • Deadline 4:
    • Applications due Friday, April 10th at 5:00pm
    • Presentation Dates: 4/14-4/17
    • Decision: 4/20

*If you have questions about time deadlines please contact Wendy Hunt

Application Process

The NWU Action Council for Diversity and Inclusion reviews and determines funding status of all proposals. All applications must be submitted via the online application above. These applications go directly to the chair of Action Council on Diversity and Inclusion.