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Transform This! Challenge Grants

The Office of the Provost provides financial support for faculty and staff to innovate and engage in strategic transformation activities at the University.

About the Challenge Grants

Announcing New Projects

Inside Out Class

Support an Inside-Out class to be taught with WVU Tech students and residents in a correctional facility.

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Dentistry Exhibit

Create an art exhibit that fosters inclusivity, supports underrepresented groups and promotes diversity in the School of Dentistry

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Art in Percival Hall

Redesign the hallways of Percival Hall with an inclusive mural

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Community Conversation

Support WVU community members’ participation in “A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth”

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A PACT for Antiracist Pedagogy

Guide an interdisciplinary reading/teaching group focused on antiracist pedagogy

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Food Justice Exhibit

Support a major exhibit on food justice in Appalachia

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Simulation for Understanding Health Discrepencies

Develop a simulation for Health Sciences students so they experience the cultural realities, access barriers, transportation issues, etc., of disadvantaged clients

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Transgender ID

Cover the cost of replacing the WVU student identification card for transgender students to ensure the ID has the correct name and photo

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Mingo County Service Learning

Support students of economically limited backgrounds to participate in a service-learning opportunity in Mingo County, WV

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Barbershop Talks

Support a series of “barbershop talks” with local speakers and students

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Purinton House Art Installation

Create an interactive and collaborative art installation at the Purinton House

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Podcast Production

Create podcasts on knowledge, work and experiences of Black academics

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Awareness Video

Create a short video for all our communities on seeing and reporting hate crime and bias incidents

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Identity Exhibition and Forum

Host an original exhibition and forum at the Art Museum on the theme of identity

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Prayer Room Remodel

Remodel the prayer room in the Engineering Science Building

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Campus Food Garden

Create an on-campus food garden

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“Black at WVU” Oral History Project

Support a "Black at WVU" oral history project to capture the lived experiences of Black people who are WVU students, staff and faculty members

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Service Learning for International Students

Support the persistence and success of international students through community engagement

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Racial Justice Book Clubs

Support a network of 30 book clubs across the state focused on racial justice and community resilience

Read More: Racial Justice Book Clubs

2020 Completed Projects

Check out projects from 2020!

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