Research Funding

Faculty Diversity Fund

Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

As we continue to extend and build a diverse and inclusive UNMC Learning Community, Faculty Diversity Grant monies are available for competitive funding. 

Eligibility:  Monies are available for new faculty and to assist retention of current faculty.  These applicants should contribute diverse cultural experiences to UNMC and have a background or special talents that will lead to a diverse campus environment that can be evaluated on an individual basis.  Each applicant must demonstrate a record of accomplishment of commitment to the service of underserved communities and/or patients, and/or contribute diverse cultural experiences to the campus. Please review the attached UNMC Faculty Diversity Funding Guidelines, July 2020 for further information.

Funding:  Diversity funding is for faculty development and/or research.  Monies can be used to support new research projects, supplement research funding, provide “bridge” funding during preparation for a revised national grant submission, or support clinical projects such as community outreach initiatives.  Monies may also be used for professional development including release time or to match competitive state or national debt reduction awards.  Diversity Fund monies cannot be used for faculty salary.  It is expected that college, departmental or institute funds released as a result of receipt of a diversity award will be re-invested in the faculty member’s research, scholarly activity, or professional development.

One year awards of up to $50,000 with the possibility of competitive renewal for a second year will be made available twice yearly through competitive review.  Application due dates are April 15 and October 15 with funding beginning July 1 and January 1, respectively.  The Faculty Diversity Fund Committee will review grant requests.

Application:  The application form is available online and may also be obtained from the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Additional information is available in the RFP and guidance document.

The respective Dean or Institute Director of the requesting faculty member must additionally sign each application.

Please submit applications for the current cycle by April 15, 2020 to:

Gary C. Yee, PharmD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
ZIP 7810
(402) 559-5108