HR Update

Campus Climate Micro-Grants program logo, sponsored by the University's Office for Equity and Diversity.
Funding Opportunities for Workplace EDI Initiatives

Campus Climate Micro-Grants

The Campus Climate Micro-Grants program, sponsored by the Office for Equity & Diversity (OED) through generous support from the Office of the President, is back!

The micro-grants offer an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and groups within the systemwide University of Minnesota community to secure funding for new or existing projects that actively contribute to enhancing our campus climate. These grants are dedicated to creating a university environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just values but lived experiences.

Explore the micro-grant program on the OED website.

Grant Amounts: Range from $500 to $1,200
Applications Open: Monday, January 29, 2024
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7,  2024
Funding Outcomes Notification: Anticipated by April 15, 2024

Faculty Driven

The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) launched a new initiative, Faculty Driven, that provides funding for faculty to develop programs that strengthen the University’s diverse community of scholars.

Funding will be provided for proposals that clearly articulate how programming will enhance instruction, increase research productivity, improve student outcomes, and/or contribute to faculty development. Recognizing that each department has unique needs that require specific and targeted programming, funding can be utilized in a variety of ways. For example, the development of workshops or initiation of faculty writing groups.

Learn more about the Faculty Driven funding opportunity on the IDEA website.

Spring Application Deadline: February 27, 2024
Spring Decisions Announced: April 24, 2024

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