Application for the Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute

Instructions for Completing the Form:
  1. For proper tracking of applications and for security reasons, accessing the application form requires authentication. To review the application form or to submit an application, please use the Sign In link at the top of this page to sign in with your username (institutional email address) and CIC password. If you do not know your CIC password, you can retrieve your password online (and if you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one).

  2. Please review the program information and Guidelines for Applicants at before completing the application form, as these instructions do not include all the considerations that applicants should keep in mind.

  3. Please submit one application for one four-person team from the same institution. The team should include two faculty members, a senior academic administrator, and a second administrator who can take a lead role in bridging classroom and co-curricular activities.

  4. Be prepared to submit an application packet (Word or PDF documents) consisting of the following:

    a. A narrative statement of no more than six pages that addresses: (1) specific institutional challenges or opportunities related to diversity and civility on that the Institute may help address; (2) previous or current efforts to support diversity and civility on campus; (3) a preliminary plan to apply the content of the Institute to the curriculum and co-curricular activities; and (4) the relevant experience and campus roles of the proposed team members. For more details, please see the Guidelines for Applicants.

    b. A brief biography of each team member.

    c. A signed letter of support from the institution’s president that affirms the institution’s commitment to key points that are detailed in the application.

    d. Supplemental documents such as descriptions of current campus initiatives to support diversity and civility may be submitted but are not required.

  5. Attach your application materials, complete the form fields below, and click submit.
If you have questions, please contact Philip M. Katz, CIC director of projects, at or (202) 466-7230.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST