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Diversity in the Curriculum Grants

Horace Mann School promotes the principle of inclusion in all aspects of school life. Faculty members may apply for a Diversity in the Curriculum Grant to incorporate topics and materials into the existing curriculum or to create new units of instruction that help students to develop a deeper understanding of human society’s divergent forms. Faculty members from all divisions and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Recipients may use the summer months to create new activities, choose new readings or materials, and/or formulate new curricular ideas. Because these grants are for materials and ideas that will be integrated into teaching, recipients should complete their work over the summer or by the end of the first trimester at the latest.

The Grants Committee evaluates each proposal, according to the following guidelines:

Curriculum materials for a full-year project or course that integrates concepts of diversity and inclusion: $1,500-$2,000

Curriculum or materials for medium-term projects (a single unit of study or a one-trimester course): $750-$1,000

Short-term diversity in the curriculum projects: $250-$500

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SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)

HM SEED is a year-long monthly series of seminars for faculty/staff led by trained HM SEED leaders. The seminars are three hours, 4:30-7:30pm. Participants may apply for SEED using the application provided. Full information is available in the SEED brochure. A $1,000 stipend will be awarded at the end of the year to participants who successfully complete the seminars (maximum two absences). Partial grants will be awarded for participants with more than two absences on the recommendation of the SEED leaders.

**Updated information and applications coming soon

Link to SEED application


People of Color Conference (PoCC) 2022 grants

PoCC is a national conference for people of color and active allies of people of color. It is hosted by NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools. Please refer to the NAIS PoCC website to see past conference program content. Additional details for this year's conference will become available on the NAIS webpage in the fall.

Any HM employee, regardless of job title, is invited annually to apply to attend the NAIS People of Color Conference, and conference participation is contingent upon meeting the requirements listed in the HM NAIS PoCC Application. 

  • Covered expenses: conference registration, hotel, air/ground transportation, meals (approximately $3,000 depending on conference location)
  • Dates: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Location: St. Louis
  • Information: available at

Link to POCC application