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Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

The role of the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is to provide an honest assessment of the current climate of the department, identify key issues to address, propose an action plan to create a more equitable environment, and continually seek ways for us to improve.

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AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy Launches Micro-Grants Program

The AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy (CSMA) was awarded a $15,000 AIP Diversity Action Fund Award to establish the CMSA Micro-Grants Program. This program will sponsor Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and other students who are suffering from the effects of financial scarcity. Yearly through 2023, the program will offer ~10 one-time grants of $500 each to support BIPOC undergraduates to pay graduate school application fees, GRE testing fees, virtual conference registrations, or to purchase textbooks and research supplies. The 2021 Micro-Grants Program applications are open as of 1 April and will close on 1 June (11:59 pm ET).

General information and application  

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Dr. Carlos J. Vargas

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