|Purpose and Description
|Diversity & Excellence Grants fund innovative projects that promote inclusive excellence and diversity throughout the University of Colorado System. Grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded to proposals that creatively advance the principles of diversity and inclusion in substantive ways.
|Guidelines for Proposals
|The selection committee has adopted the following guidelines:
- Grant proposals may be submitted by CU faculty or staff, as individuals or as teams, but at least one of the participants is required to have faculty or staff status.
- Projects are restricted to a maximum award of $3,000.
- Commitment for funding is given only on an annual basis, and such commitment should not be construed as an automatic commitment for funding in a subsequent year.
- Multi-campus projects are favored when other factors (such as quality of the proposal) are equal.
- Priority is given to proposals that can demonstrate tangible results, sustainability, capacity-building and the potential for replication.
- When projects are seeking other funding in addition to the Diversity & Excellence Grants, the sources of such funds and the status of the requests should be clearly stated.
- The proposal narrative shall not exceed three typed, double-spaced pages. Additional significant information may be included in the appendices.
Examples of recently funded projects are listed at www.cu.edu/office-academic-affairs/diversity-excellence-grants
|Format for Proposals
|One-page cover sheet should include:
- Title of the project
- Name, title, department, phone number and email address of author(s)
- A brief description of and purpose for the project
Proposal narrative that includes (in three pages or less):
- Statement of the intended impact, outcomes and measures
- Statement about how the project reflects the institution’s diversity goals
- Timeframe for completion
Budget and justification:
A complete and detailed budget that includes the precise dollar amount requested, justification for each portion of the requested budget and all other budget-related information. Separate the section of the budget the Diversity and Excellence Grant would fund from the other sections of the budget. Supporting documents (appendices), which can include:
- Statements of support from supervisors, deans or other officers
- CVs or resumes of participants, invited guests and/or outside speakers
- Other information that may be useful for the selection committee
|The campus diversity offices will forward the top six proposals to the system-wide selection committee. The system-wide selection committee of faculty, staff and students from each campus will review the proposals, rating them on their merits and ranking them in relation to all other proposals.
|Friday, October 31, 2014