Stained Glass

Mosaic Grants

In response to Xavier’s historical connections to slavery, Fr. Graham SJ has asked members of the Xavier Community to create a council that will oversee and implement the recommendations that were put forth by the working group. These recommendations (known collectively as the Stained Glass Initiative) include expanding and deepening the research concerning our history and ways to move forward.  To do so, the group invites PROPOSALS from faculty, staff and students for projects to be completed by August 2019 (see below). The goal is to fund a variety of projects that are imaginative and engage various topics related to the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade, reparations, racial healing or reconciliation. Projects that are accepted will be presented during the Stained Glass eXperience conference in October 2019.We are able to fund proposals for projects requiring up to $1000; although exceptional plans with greater financial need will be considered.

Preference is given to projects that will reach a number of students, faculty, staff and community members. Projects are not limited to, but may include, on-campus events (public talks, panels, information sessions, film screenings), community-engagement, and service learning. Scholarship projects are welcomed. Since funds are limited, collaborative projects and shared/supplementary funding is encouraged.

Projects on reparation should take into consideration The United Nations Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Rights to a Remedy and Reparation for Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law.  These guidelines describe five formal categories of reparations: restitution, compensation, rehabilitation, satisfaction, and guarantees of non-repetition. Projects can focus on specific guidelines or on all five categories. Projects must be complete by August 2019. A summary of the outcome of the project and an outline for a poster presentation will be due August 30, 2019.

The 1-page proposal must include:

  • a 1-2 sentence abstract
  • a project description
  • a detailed budget
  • a budget number and the name of the budget administrator should the proposal be funded

Proposals should be sent to with "Mosaic Grant" in the subject line.

Rolling review begins January 18, 2019 and continues until allocated funding is depleted.