Young Upwardly Mobile Professor Grant
YUMPS provides support to tenure-track faculty
at the University of Colorado Denver (Downtown Campus) for activities that
advance them toward tenure. Funded
activities can include: attending professional conferences or a professional
development training/workshop, hiring a research assistant, or purchasing books,
software or specialized equipment.
- Funding Limit:
- Matching: The
requirement of matching funds is suspended for the 2020-21 academic year.
note: You must submit your request by the deadline dates. You can apply for
funds as soon as your participation in a conference, training, or another
activity has been confirmed or accepted.
In other words, even if your conference or activity does not take place
until May, but you have confirmed your participation at the beginning of the
year, you can submit your application by the September 18 or January 29
- Departmental Support: The applicant’s chair or dean must submit a
brief statement of support. The statement must discuss the meaningful nature of
this opportunity in the scope of the applicant’s work toward tenure. The
statement should be emailed to Director Karen Sobel by the semester deadline
- Faculty are eligible
for only one award per academic year (exceptions may apply for the April
deadline, if funds are available).
- Fall Deadline:
September 18, 2020
- Spring Deadline:
January 29, 2021
- Late Spring
Deadline (if remaining funds are available): April 10, 2021
- Funds must be
expended within the fiscal year in which you have been awarded as no funds will