A limited number of small grants are awarded to organizations sponsoring programs or speakers that support the mission and work of the center. Grant funds are made possible by the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. The Matrix Center is now accepting Applications Requesting Support for Speakers and Events.
The Matrix Center awards grants for UCCS departments or groups bringing in speakers or hosting events that are central to the Matrix Center's mission:
To examine and challenge systems of oppression and privilege in society, and implement effective solutions through comprehensive educational programming, literature, institutes, and workshops locally, nationally, and beyond.
Specifically, the Matrix advances research, curriculum, and faculty development examining the dynamics of oppression and privilege in the United States and around the globe. Our central focus is on the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality, as they interact with each other and with other dimensions of inequality. We strive to foster an intellectual climate that supports inclusion and collaboration among our faculty, students, and the community.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served, basis. Preference will be given to events that are most closely aligned with the Matrix Center's mission, and which can demonstrate support from other departments or organizations. Grant requests should not exceed $250.
Acceptance of funds entails acceptance of the following requirements: