Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Awards and Grants
The Academy values and respects the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. The Academy's mission and vision are most effectively realized through the promotion of a diverse membership that reflects the cultural, educational, ethnic, experiential, gender, geographical, philosophical, physical, political, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic characteristics of the public it services. The Academy actively identifies and offers inclusive opportunities to individuals with varied abilities, backgrounds, ideas, practice expertise, skills, and talents.
Academy IDEA Statement
The Academy encourages inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.
In accordance with the objectives and strategies of the Academy's Strategic Plan, the Academy offers the following awards and grants to support the diverse growth of the profession.
The Academy's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Mini-Grants provide $100 - $1,000 grants to support Academy affiliate, DPG and MIG outreach to students and professionals from underrepresented groups within the dietetics profession. These mini-grants are only open to Diversity and Inclusion Liaisons. Please connect with your affiliate, DPG, or MIG to inquire about becoming its IDEA Liaison.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Promotion Grant provides $10,000 to support minority recruitment and retention projects by accredited dietetic education programs.
A $1,000 award is given to an educational institution, Affiliate dietetic association, dietetic practice group or other recognized Academy group in recognition of past accomplishments unless the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Committee determines that there is no program that merits the award.