Faculty Inclusive Excellence Fund (FIEF) Requests

The Faculty Inclusive Excellence Fund (FIEF) is an initiative of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) and the Office of the Provost. FIEF’s primary purpose is to provide incentive funding for colleges and departments to actively recruit, support and retain the most highly qualified and diverse pool of tenured and tenure-track faculty. Please refer to the Provost’s Office website for more information and to submit a proposal.

While all applications for FIEF funding will be considered, tenured and tenure-track faculty have the highest priority. Faculty in professional programs with similar responsibilities as tenured or tenure-track faculty will also be prioritized.

To learn more about the funding proposal process, funding types, and other additional information on proposals, please visit the FIEF page.

Faculty Recruitment

The University of Missouri is a premier research institution with dedicated faculty, staff and students creating and discovering new technologies, arts, media, content and publications every day that transform lives and communities around the globe. To uphold its position as a premier research institution and remain competitive in this global society, the university must provide exposure to different people, cultures, traditions and practices — it must be a catalyst for inclusive excellence, the outcome of having a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture.

One of the best places to showcase Mizzou’s belief in inclusive excellence is through the faculty — the heart and soul of the university. Having faculty with various backgrounds and life experiences can generate perspectives and ideas that have never been considered and can add to the educational foundation of students.