Young Upwardly Mobile Professor Grant (Y.U.M.P.s)
YUMPS provides support to
tenure-track assistant professors at the University of Colorado
Denver (Denver Campus) as they advance 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.
- Eligibility: Tenure-track assistant professors (Denver Campus)
- Matching: Matching funds are NOT required for 2020-2021
- Departmental Support: The applicant’s chair or dean must submit a
brief statement of support. Attach to your application.
Deadlines for 2020-2021 YUMPS Grant Applications:
Notes: Funds must be expended within the fiscal year in
which you have been awarded as no funds will rollover. Funding Limit: One award per year, with a maximum value of $500.
Deadline: September 18, 2020 - closed
- Spring Deadline: January 29, 2021
- Late Spring Deadline (if remaining funds are available): April 10,
Changes to YUMPS Grant Requirements during the Pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university-funded travel and in-person conference attendance are not approved for the fall semester. For the spring and upcoming year, the university will continue to assess whether or not university travel or in-person attendance at conferences will be supported in context to the evolving pandemic.
Given the possibility that university-supported travel and in-person conference attendance may not be approved for the upcoming spring semester, the CFDA is currently accepting applications that do not require travel or in-person conference attendance.
Requests for virtual (online) conference attendance, will be considered.