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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Members of the UC San Diego Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics are committed to fostering an environment where Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) are at the forefront of our educational and research missions. EDIB is an active pursuit, continually striving to improve our department, campus, and the field of astronomy as a whole. This page provides further information on departmental initiatives and programs.

EDIB Departmental Funding Process

A&A Department EDIB Funds Request Process

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Department welcomes proposals for funding EDIB initiatives within the department. This could include activities such as travel to an EDIB conference, development of an EDI-related outreach effort, hosting an EDIB speaker, EDIB-specific professional development, or other EDIB-related activities.  The amount of funding will be based upon available resources and the scope of the project and may involve cost-sharing with other funds available on campus.

To propose for EDIB funds applicants should:

1) write a short (~1 page) description of the proposed activity
2) create a budget including a justification
3) outline whether efforts were made to propose for funds from the Dean (see, the central campus EDI office (, or other relevant campus entity (i.e., GEPA).

Please submit the above to the A&A Department Chair and CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) for review.  EDIB proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.