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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Inclusion and Outreach

Funding Opportunities

Diversity & Excellence Grants




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.

Past Diversity & Excellence Grant Recipients

Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015

Please submit an electronic copy of the proposal as one PDF or MS Word document to your campus contact person, listed below. Subject heading for submissions should be "2015 Diversity & Excellence Submission."​

 Purpose and Description 

Diversity & Excellence Grants are designed to provide assistance for projects initiated by staff and/or faculty that promote diversity, inclusion and excellence on the campuses.  Multiple awards of up to $3,000 each will be made. Funding will be granted for a maximum of one year; however, projects demonstrating progress may be re-submitted for consideration for continued funding. 

Program Criteria

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Promote and encourage collaboration between departments, staff/faculty, are inter-campus and promote institutional diversity within the larger, surrounding communities of CU’s universities; 
  • Have a broad impact;
  • Provide evidence reflecting how the project will align and be consistent with the institution’s strategic plan for diversity;
  • Provide effective, innovative approaches to meeting the critical needs in higher education, such as the recruitment and retention of historically underserved; underrepresented student populations, staff and faculty;
  • Are able to demonstrate tangible results, sustainability, capacity-building and the potential for replication and scalability;
  • Leverage additional resources, including financial, institutional and human.

Examples of recently funded projects are listed on the CU Diversity Website.

Office of Inclusion and Outreach

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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