Welcome

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

  • Multicultural Research Awards (MRA)
    MRA Letters of Intent are due January 6, 2020. 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
  • Faculty Driven Proposals 
    Spring applications deadline:
    March 15, 2020

Upcoming Events

Claim Your National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Membership

Learn more about the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) and how you can activate your University of Minnesota institutional membership.

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Office Location

432 Morrill Hall, 100 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455