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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

A PACT for Antiracist Pedagogy

Guide an interdisciplinary reading/teaching group focused on antiracist pedagogy

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Art in Percival Hall

Redesign the hallways of Percival Hall with an inclusive mural

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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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Barbershop Talks

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

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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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Campus Food Garden

Create an on-campus food garden

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Community Conversation

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

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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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Food Justice Exhibit

Support a major exhibit on food justice in Appalachia

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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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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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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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Nursing PhD Recruitment

Develop materials that reflect the WVU values to attract diverse students into the PhD in Nursing program

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Podcast Production

Create podcasts on knowledge, work and experiences of Black academics

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Prayer Room Remodel

Remodel the prayer room in the Engineering Science Building

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Purinton House Art Installation

Create an interactive and collaborative art installation at the Purinton House

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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

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Service Learning for International Students

Support the persistence and success of international students through community engagement

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Simulation for Understanding Health Discrepancies

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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Promoting Strategic Transformation Goal #4

Be a University that advances a culture, climate and organizational structure that promotes sustainability, well-being and an enriched quality of life.

2020 Completed Projects

Check out projects from 2020!

View Projects : 2020 Completed Projects