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Diversity Initiatives Grant Program

Diversity Initiative Grants are awarded to faculty and staff of MSU Denver for initiatives, programs, and events that advance the University’s values on diversity and inclusion. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion funds several grants that seek to improve campus climate; enrich the academic and cultural experiences, foster social awareness of diversity issues; increase cultural competency, recruit and retain underrepresented communities to study and work at MSU Denver. Conferences, art exhibits, and trainings are just a few examples of the wide range of initiatives, programs, and events are funded each year.

Grants are funded throught the year and this list will continue to change as new programs are funded.


Program, Activity, Event


Contemporarty Indian Printmakers:  selected work from Printmakers of India Biennale Center for Visual Arts
Legal Services Sessions Immigrant Services, TRIO, International Student Support
Undocupeers Trainings Immigrant Services, TRIO, International Student Support

Program, Activity, Event


1Book:1Project:2Transform First Year Success
Academic Excellence Dinners CO/WY Alliance for Minority Participation Center for STEM Education
Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice March and Celebration Chicano/a Studies
Denver Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers Social Work
Developing Highly Engaging and Efective Educational Experiences for Minoritized Students TRIO, Scholl of Education, Center for Urban Education
Dia De Los Muertos Journey Through Our Heritage
Dialogue Across Differences Communication Arts & Sciences
Honoring Our Veterans Chicano/a Studies
India Movie Night English
Know Your Rights Workshop Immigrant Services, Center for Equity and Student Acheivment 
La Alma Jaguar Summer Club 2018 Chicano/a Studies
11th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival Chicano/a Studies
Latinx Leadership Summit (Cesar Chavez) College of Letter Arts & Science Dean's Office
Legal Services Nights Immigrant Services, TRIO, International Student Support
Mauricio Saravia Awards Celebration Chicano/a Studies
On the Red Carpet to Grad School TRIO Student Support Services
Sangre Colorado: Carlos Fresquez Mid-Career Survey Exhibition and Catalog Center for Visual Arts
St. Cajetan's Reunification Project - Miracle at Tepeyac Chicano/a Studies
Transcend Auraria Student Social Justice Retreat First Year Success
2017-2018 Tutuor Trainings Student Academic Support Center
Undergraduate English Conference, Unity Through Diversity English
Undergraduate Women's Philosophy Converence Philosophy
Undocupeers Trainings Immigrant Services, TRIO, International Student Support
Where Faith and Violence Collide: Advancement Through Education Psychology & International Studies
Women in STEM Conference College of Letter Arts & Science Dean's Office
Women's Leadership Conference - Leading Beyond the Binary Institute for Women's Studies and Services

Applicants need to provide a FOAP (MSU Denver account number) that starts with 1000 for transfer of any awarded funds. Applications for Diversity Initiative Grants should be submitted at least 90 days prior to your proposed initiative, program, or event. The maximum grant amount awarded is $4,000.  

Once you begin filling in the Diversity Initiatives Grant Application online, you will not be able to stop and save your individual form and return to the application later to complete it.  Therefore, we are providing the questions, and their point values up front so that you can prepare your answers in advance and then enter your information online. Follow the link below to the Word document of the application and save it. Then you can compose answers and copy and paste them into the online form. 

 Download the Grant Application and Point Values (word version)

Upon submission of your application, the person listed as the Primary Organizer will receive an emailed copy of the completed application. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will contact you about the status of your proposed Diversity Initiative Grant Application after it has been reviewed.

If awarded funding, you will receive an award letter by email and funds will be transferred to the provided MSU Denver account number.

Within 90 days after your initiative, program, or event, you are required to submit a report and final budget outcomes via a link under the Diversity Initiatives tab on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s web page.

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