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Supporting You During COVID-19

Dear University of Minnesota Faculty and Instructors,

Now, more than ever, we are committed to our mission of supporting our diverse community of scholars. We want to ensure that you are able to continue your teaching and scholarship and provide opportunities for you to engage with your colleagues during this challenging time. 

To keep our community connected, IDEA is hosting a Supporting U, series of virtual discussions for faculty. We recently held a virtual discussion for tenured and tenure-track faculty. We will soon host another session tailored to the needs of P&A instructors. These and future Supporting U events provide opportunities to create community, share ideas, and voice concerns.

Below is helpful information for faculty and instructors. We will update this information regularly as situations continue to evolve for the University community. 

Please reach out if you have any questions. As always, we are here for you.

Sincerely,

Keisha Varma

Providing Support to Our Diverse Community of Scholars

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA), led by Director Keisha Varma (Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity), works to increase participation, retention, and success for all faculty at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on faculty from historically underrepresented groups.

IDEA upholds the University's commitment to diversity by supporting transformative research and providing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Our signature programs include University Bridge Funding For Faculty of Color, Multicultural Research Awards, Diversity Through the Disciplines, Faculty Driven, Keeping Our Faculty, and the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

IDEA convenes University of Minnesota scholars to collaborate across disciplines, departments, colleges, and campuses and fosters an inclusive campus climate for all faculty. 

 

  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering
  • guests at the Fall 2018 IDEA social gathering

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

  • Faculty Driven Proposals 
    Fall submisisions open in late August and closes in November. These awards are for programs to be enacted in the following spring semester. Spring submissions open in early January and close in March. These awards are for programs to be enacted in the following summer or fall semester.
     
  • Multicultural Research Awards (MRA)
    MRA Letters of Intent are due in early January. The spring award cycle opens in early January.  The award period begins July 1 and lasts 18 months. Please note that these awards are now being offered in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research as a special category of the Grant-in-Aid program. Application instructions. Learn more

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