Mentoring for Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (MARIE) Program

Mentoring for Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (MARIE) program

The Office of the Provost is excited to announce the inaugural Mentoring for Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (MARIE) program. MARIE will fund project ideas of George Mason University graduate students who are committed to advancing the values of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion at Mason. MARIE is open to part-time and full-time master’s and doctoral students. Creativity in project ideas is highly encouraged.  

The cornerstone of the MARIE program is graduate student mentorship. Each student will work with a mentor (1-3 hours per week) to design and complete a unique project relevant to and appropriate for their educational/professional goals. Students who do not already have mentors at the time of application to MARIE will receive assistance in finding one. Both students and mentors will receive resources to facilitate their success during the program. The MARIE application will be available on this page April 4, 2023 – April 24, 2023 for an award period beginning July 2023. To apply, please click here.

For more information about MARIE, click here. Email Dr. Candace Parham Lacayo,, with questions about MARIE.