Diversity grants available to faculty, staff

Winning projects will build collaboration, meet critical needs
By Staff

Proposals for Diversity and Excellence Grants of up to $3,000 are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 29.

The grants are designed to assist projects initiated by faculty and/or staff that promote diversity on the University of Colorado campuses. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • build collaboration (between departments, staff/faculty, intercampus, community)
  • have broad impact (i.e., beyond a single program or narrow focus) tied to campuswide strategies for diversity and inclusiveness
  • provide effective, innovative approaches to meeting critical needs in higher education, such as the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, staff and faculty

Examples of recently funded projects, proposal specifics and other information on the process may be found at

Proposals submitted by faculty must be accompanied by a statement of support from their dean or vice chancellor for projects at the campus level. Proposals by staff must include a statement of support by a supervisor.

Electronic versions of the proposals and letters of support must be submitted to the chief diversity officer for each campus. Award recipients will be notified by the end of January 2011.

Proposals should be submitted to:

  • Boulder: Robert Boswell, interim vice chancellor for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement,
  • Colorado Springs: Kee Warner, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusiveness,
  • Denver: Zen Camacho, vice provost/associate vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion,