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EOPC Deadlines

Educational Equity will review proposal drafts in advance of submission deadlines and provide feedback (with a two week turn-around) as many times as possible or desired in advance of the deadlines:

Summer 2018 submission: December 15, 2017
Academic year 2018–19 submission: January 23, 2018

Summer 2018
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Award Notification by EOPC: February 15, 2018
Evaluation Deadline: September 15, 2018

 Academic Year 2018–19
 Application Deadline: January 23, 2018
 Award Notification by EOPC: March 13, 2018
 Evaluation Deadline: July 10, 2019

2017–18 EOPC Proposal Writing Training

Resources from the EOPC training session on October 25, 2017 is available at this link.

EOPC contacts in Educational Equity

Please include “EOPC” in the subject line of all email communications.

Sonia DeLuca Fernández

Holly Sterner

This website provides instructions for submitting funding proposals to the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) for diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives at Penn State. Only Penn State faculty and staff may submit proposals.

Although this website attempts to provide clear and explicit instructions for writing proposals, the process involves some complex and detailed procedures. Most proposal writers need some assistance in understanding the process, and EOPC strongly recommends that they attend EOPC proposal writing training, which is held each fall, to optimize their chances of writing high-quality proposals. See below for more information about this training, which is recorded and can be viewed at any time on your computer. Also, the proposal process builds in contact with the EOPC office and consultation with the office is recommended as early as possible, even as you are conceptualizing your program.

This year, the process for submitting proposals has been completely redesigned. To begin the process, please go to the "Overview" link on the navigation bar to the left, and after you have read that, proceed to the "Proposal Materials" link. You are also strongly encouraged to read through the "Tips" link to optimize your chances for a successful proposal. Also, please carefully read through the dates on the Deadlines page (which is also one of the links to the left) because proposals are now submitted in two phases, and each phase has its own deadline. Phase One submissions are now about a month earlier than they used to be for each proposal cycle, with the Phase Two submissions now at the time when the original submissions were at.

Note: For the upcoming 2017-18 funding cycle, please do not access any links on the navigation bar below the "Contact Us" link because they pertain to the old proposal process, which will be discontinued after the evaluation cycle in fall 20116,

2016-17 EOPC Proposal Writing Training

EOPC conducted and recorded proposal writing training in fall 2016 for the upcoming proposal cycle. You can review the recording of this training at this link.

Lists of Programs Funded by EOPC in Previous Years

Below are lists of EOPC programs funded in previous years. These lists might be useful in helping to understand the kind of programs EOPC has funded in the past and/or provide some helpful ideas for current projects.

EOPC Listserve

EOPC has developed a listserve for those individuals who are interested in receiving updates on EOPC activities (e.g., proposal deadlines, updates on funded programs, training schedules, etc.). If you are interested in being on this listserve, please contact the EOPC office.