The President's DEI Grants are designed to fund innovative and creative projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University of Colorado. Proposals are funded based on the recommendations of the President’s DEI Grants Committee, consisting of faculty and staff from each campus. Projects selected for funding are restricted to a maximum award of $6,000​.

President's DEI Grants Information and Proposal Criteria.

Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2022. 

(e.g. 035 UCA)

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals must follow the required format and they must be submitted as a single pdf document. 

 1.  One Page Cover Sheet, which should include:

  • Title of the project;
  • Name, title, department, phone number, and email address of project lead(s);
  • List of project collaborators; and
  • A brief description of and purpose for the project.

 2.  Proposal Narrative, which includes (in three pages or less):

  • Project description
    • What is the issue or challenge you are looking to address?
    • How does your project or initiative address your identified issue or challenge? What are the major activities or components?
    • How does this project align to campus-wide goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion?
    • How will you collaborate with or involve other members of CU (students, staff, faculty, other departments, units, alumni) and/or community members?
  • Evaluation
    • How will you evaluate the success of your program or initiative? (indicators, data collection methods)
  • Timeframe for project completion

 3.  Budget and Justification

  • A complete and detailed budget that includes the precise dollar amount requested and justification for the request.
    • Commitment for funding is given only on an annual basis, and such commitment should not be construed as a commitment for future funding.
    • Lack of a clear, itemized budget is grounds for denying funding.
    • If funds are to be used for the purchase of equipment or materials (including computer software or hardware), the proposal must indicate why they are essential to the project, and who will be responsible for them and how they will be used after the project has been completed.
    • Funds CANNOT be used for faculty or staff salaries or course buyouts.  Salary support for students (e.g. research assistants or other student assistants) is allowed.
    • All funds must be spent in accordance with university fiscal and procurement policies.

 4.  One letter of support from advisor, supervisor, department chair, dean, or other officer/leader.

The proposal should be submitted as one PDF file.
Files must be less than 6 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

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