Diversity Innovation Grants

The Diversity Innovation Grant (DIG) program began in 2012. In the past 10 years, awardees have represented a wide range of undertakings within the Johns Hopkins Community.

DIG awardees have developed programs and implemented projects with expansive impacts. From all-gender restrooms to speaker series, DIG awardees bring programs and projects that bring diverse perspectives to issues in higher education and increase inclusivity in our community.

2022-2023 DIG awardees

Reflections of Scientists aims to “build a community of historically under-represented minority scientists of all levels.” The speaker series, “Seeing Myself in Science,” will extend invitations to trainees to attend a monthly seminar featuring a JHU faculty member from a historically excluded group to learn about their path in academia.

Digital Accessibility Workshops for Students proposes a series of workshops related to digital accessibility. The workshops are designed to give students the tools to create digitally accessible content and build their skills in creating digitally accessible content.

Other awardees include:

Training to recruit diverse, older adults to research studies

  • Aims to provide training to research coordinators on best practices for recruiting older adults from diverse groups into research studies.

Restorative x Racial Justice in Schools

  • Proposes a university-community symposium to explore overlaps between antiracist teaching and school-based restorative justice in schools.

Multi-Institutional Alliance for Community Advocacy in Baltimore

  • Aims to create long-term support for Baltimore youth and recruitment to local colleges and universities and promote healthcare initiatives for surrounding Baltimore residents sponsored by JHMI.

Gender Affirming Closet

  • Establishes a resource for all JHU affiliates to try on clothing of any gender and obtain free resources for gender-affirming clothing, accessories, and make-up.

Previous DIG awardees