Seed Fund Project

Call for student workers to lead Grantham Institute Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Seed Fund Project

The Grantham Institute have been awarded an Imperial College Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Seed Fund award, to undertake the project ‘Understanding routes to improving engagement with climate change and environmental issues by diverse groups of people’.

The project aims to help us to get a better understanding of how diverse groups of people, both in the general public and amongst our key stakeholder audiences, engage with climate change and environmental issues. More, and better, data will help us co-develop an action plan to improve the inclusivity of our engagement and communications, with our Institute’s ultimate vision in mind: inspiring people to create a zero carbon, climate-resilient world.

This project will consist of the following activities:

  • Desk-based stakeholder mapping of influential organisations and individuals around diversity and climate change / environment, including some categorisation / prioritisation and a report for future reference;
  • Structured interviews with a representative sample of categories to gain insight into their motivations, and barriers to engagement;
  • Workshop or roundtable co-designed with the interviewees to discuss findings;
  • Design appropriate ways to share findings with Institute and external stakeholders.

This project will shape Grantham Institute’s new objectives to improve EDI with regards to staff, students, alumni, stakeholders and people most affected by climate change action.

This project will create relationships and catalyse partnerships between minoritized people and the Grantham Institute, that can provide them with access to relevant information about the net-zero transition, opportunities to engage with Imperial’s support for climate change innovations, and access to our wider network of partner organisations and our promotion ability. View a EDI Seed fund application PDF.

This project will be supported by Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy & Translation and Simon Levey, Communications Manager at the Grantham Institute, as well as Dr Morena Mills, Centre for Environmental Policy.

We are looking for 1-2 student casual workers (approximately 80 hours total) to lead this exciting project. The funding is available immediately and the project ends on the 31st July 2021.

To apply please download and complete the EDI Seed fund application WORDand send this to Emma Bowman,

Applications are accepted until 5pm on Monday 8th March 2021.