The Division of Diversity and Engagement provides several funding opportunities for faculty and staff. Competitive funding is rooted and awarded in data driven potential to support the volunteer spirit, encourage discovery, and create and impact. The deadline for Challenge Grants, Mini Grants and Sponsorship is September 15 for fall and February 15 for spring. Individuals interested in summer funding should meet the February 15 deadline. For more information contact Dr. Javiette Samuel, Assistant Vice Chancellor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Diversity Initiative
In order to promote the university’s mission to foster a welcoming campus for all Vols, Deans of the eleven academic colleges are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in funding through the Office for Diversity and Engagement’s Academic Diversity Initiative designed to support Faculty Diversity Directors, College Diversity Committees, or other College Diversity Initiatives.
Diversity Challenge Grants
This funding opportunity is available for teaching or research projects that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), racial injustice, systemic racism, class, human dignity, or social justice. Individual and team projects are acceptable. Projects should demonstrate relevance, research, reciprocity, and resilience. PI’s can request up to $3,000 per project.
Funding is provided for individuals and teams that support a variety of projects that address UT’s land grant mission of teaching, research, and service/public engagement. Up to $2,000 can be requested.
Proposals up to $1,000 are considered for projects and activities that focus on public engagement and outreach. Individuals and teams can apply.