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Sponsorship and Funding

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.

Sponsorship Request Form

Challenge Grants

This funding opportunity is available for service and community engaged 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. The deadline for fall is September 15. The spring deadline is February 15.

Challenge Grant Request Form

Sponsorship

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. The deadline for fall is September 15. The spring deadline is February 15.

Proposal Request Form

Mini Grants

The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach provides support for projects and activities that focus on public engagement and outreach activities. Proposals up to $1,000 are considered. Individuals and teams can apply. The deadline for fall is September 15. The spring deadline is February 15.

Mini-Grant Request Form