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IDEA Institute Travel Grant

The IDEA Institute is now accepting applications for travel grants to support scholarly presentations at engineering education conferences. 
Deadline to submit applications: Friday, May 3, 2024.

Contact IDEA-Institute@illinois.edu for any immediate questions.

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Inclusion is vital for success beyond college. We're committed to uplifting underrepresented communities in our projects and curriculum to ensure inclusion at all levels.


The IDEA Institute acknowledges and incorporates the perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of all students into its research. With a broader coalition of students, the goal of representation is met faster. 


With equity comes equal access and equal opportunity. Through its funding and research, the IDEA Institute strives to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels more valued and supported. 


Persons with disabilities are recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities, or stereotypical attributes ascribed to their respective physical or mental impairments.

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