School of Science

SCI Diversity and Inclusivity Fund

The School of Science is funding projects that foster and encourage diversity, inclusivity and equality – Apply now
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Our shared goal is to have a good atmosphere for study and work at the university. Aalto University wants to offer a working environment in which employees and students of different genders, tasks and backgrounds are treated equally, and with equal opportunities. The obligation to promote equality and equal treatment applies to all members of the university community.

We would be keen to support networks, seminar series, creative projects, mentorship schemes, public events, and work with schools or social clubs. The summer 2021 application period is open until 30 th April. If you would like more information please email us using the details below.

SCI Diversity and Inclusivity Fund Application Form

Application periods

  • Summer – open now until 30 April. Awarded projects announced mid-May. For projects starting by December 2021
  • Winter  – opens 3 December 2021, closes 4th Jan 2022, Awarded projects announced mid-January 2022. For projects starting by June 2022

Rules and conditions

  • All projects must abide by the Aalto Code of Conduct.
  • This funding is not intended to cover already existing activities.
  • All accepted grants will require one of the team to write a news story for the Aalto University webpage about their project.
  • The funding is open to all members of staff and students who are affiliated with the School of Science.
  • The proposals will be evaluated based on potential impact, based on the level of support the project will provide, and the number of people it will reach.
    • We encourage projects that are not limited to one department or student guild;
    • An impactful project could provide a lot of help to a small group, or a small amount of help to a large group.
  • All projects will be considered, however to avoid duplicating efforts, collaboration may be suggested between two similar applications, or between an application and an already existing project.  
  • Applications will be judged by a subcommittee of the School of Science Equality and Quality Group and final decisions will be approved by the Dean.
  • The judging subcommittee are happy to consult and assist with proposals before submitting, and potential applicants are encouraged to talk with us before making a proposal. Please inform also your finance contact already when preparing the proposal.
  • The School of Science Communications team will assist in promoting the project, but the main responsibility for promotion remains with the project teams.
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