Awards & Grants

The Office of Academic Affairs administers and provides support for the following CU system-wide awards and grants.

Chase Faculty Community Service Award

  • Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

The Chase Faculty Community Service Award is made possible by an endowment from the Chase Corporation through the CU Foundation. The endowment provides $10,000 to a full-time University of Colorado faculty member who, in addition to his or her university responsibilities, has, pro bono, provided exceptional educational, humanitarian, civic or other service in the community.


Diversity & Excellence Grants

  • Submissions must be received by Monday, October 31, 2016.

Diversity & Excellence Grants fund innovative projects that promote inclusive excellence and diversity throughout the University of Colorado system.


President's Diversity Award

  • Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016.

The President's Diversity Award recognizes the achievements of faculty, staff, students, and academic or administrative units in developing a culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.


President's Fund for the Humanities

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spring 2017 mini-grant submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.

The President's Fund for the Humanities was established to preserve a balance in the university's programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities.


Elizabeth Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, administered by Faculty Council, recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member for efforts to advance women in academia, and/or interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching.


Thomas Jefferson Award

  • The next Thomas Jefferson Award cycle will be in 2017-18. Please visit the award’s page in fall 2017 for information regarding the 2017-18 award.

The Thomas Jefferson Awards are made each spring to persons who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include: broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.