Funding Requests

Applying for Funding

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity has two types of allocations:

  • Standard Allocations are fund requests through the application process only. Applicants should also seek financial support from academic units and other sources.
  • The Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Allocation (VCDA) is intended for high-profile events and guests. All applicants must meet with the Vice Chancellor prior to requesting funds. Host academic units are expected to provide partial support. Visitors selected for the VCDA typically have received high recognition in their fields.

Applications for both types will be considered four times a year. Deadlines for submission are Sept. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1, and April 1. Funds awarded from September or November allocations must be spent during the current academic year. April allocations can be used through the fall semester of the following year. All requests must be made at least one month prior to the event.

All events funded through IDE — including lectures, seminars, symposia, etc. — must be free and accessible to the general university community.

Priority will be given to events that:

  • appeal to a wide-ranging public,
  • address campus-wide priorities,
  • show funding from and appeal to multiple departments or units, and
  • have thoughtful budgets and marketing

After the Event

After the event has concluded, you are required to submit an event evaluation at the risk of forfeiture of funding.