is offering Interfaith Strategic Planning Grants in the amount of $3,000 to
support a select set of campuses as they design a campus-wide strategic plan
for interfaith cooperation during the 2020-21 academic year rooted in findings
from their IDEALS data. IFYC has identified 9 Leadership Practices critical to
developing a campus culture of religious pluralism, which frame IFYC’s
strategic planning process. For more information about the Leadership
Practices, please see this article in AACU's Liberal Education.
participant campuses are eligible to apply for funds to support a comprehensive
interfaith strategic planning process in academic year 2020-21. Grant
recipients will convene a group of diverse stakeholders from across campus who
will meet regularly throughout the year to design an interfaith strategic plan.
Grant recipients will receive funds, additional IDEALS data synthesis and
exploration, a two-day strategic planning workshop on campus facilitated by
IFYC staff, and customized IFYC staff support.
The Interfaith Strategic Planning Grant application will
open on January 15, 2020. Applications are due March 23, 2020. Grants will be
awarded in April 2020 and grant funds must be spent between August 1, 2020 and
June 30, 2021.
In the selection process, preference will be given to:
campuses with existing established interfaith
initiatives in one more or more of the Leadership Practices
demonstrated commitment to interfaith engagement from senior institutional
that include an Interfaith Strategic Planning Committee composed of key
stakeholders from different departments and divisions across campus and
including senior administrators
that explicitly describe how the campus will ensure the implementation and
sustainability of their campus-wide strategic plan
that offer a clear and compelling rationale for launching an interfaith
strategic planning process on campus in academic year 2020-21
IFYC staff members are available for consultation and
feedback during the development of your application. We welcome and encourage
conversations about any part of the application process. Please contact Megan
Johnson at email@example.com.