IDEA has launched a new initiative, Faculty Driven, that invites faculty to creatively address equity and diversity needs within their departments. This program 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.
Faculty Driven Proposals
Maximum Funding Request - $1200
Fall Application deadline: November 22, 2019
Complete applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
Funding decisions will be made in early January, 2020.
A proposal should be innovative and creative, have a broad faculty community impact, and focus on collaborative experiences. They should include information related to the six areas below. If a proposal does not address all six areas listed below, it may not be reviewed.
- Motivation for the programming
- Anticipated community building outcomes
- Target audience
- Plans for sustainability
- Predicted participation numbers
- Information about program leaders
All faculty employed at the University of Minnesota are eligible to apply for these funds.
Faculty Driven has a fall and spring funding cycle during the academic year.
Opens in late August and closes in November. These awards are for programs to be enacted in the following spring semester.
Opens in early January and closes in early March. These awards are for programs to be enacted in the following summer or fall semester.