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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 experience, foster social awareness of diversity-related issues, increase cultural competency and 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 that are funded each year.

Funded Program, Activity, and Event

1Book: 1Project: 2Transform 

Academic Excellence Dinners CO/WY Alliance for Minority Participation

Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice March and Celebration

Denver Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers

Developing Highly Engaging and Effective Educational Experiences for Minoritized Students

Dia De Los Muertos

Dialogue Across Differences

Honoring Our Veterans

India Movie Night

Know Your Rights Workshop

La Alma Jaguar Summer Club 2018

11th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival

Latinx Leadership Summit (Cesar Chavez)

Legal Services Nights

Mauricio Saravia Awards Celebration

On the Red Carpet to Grad School

Sangre Colorado: Carlos Fresquez Mid-Career Survey Exhibition and Catalog

St. Cajetan's Reunification Project - Miracle at Tepeyac

Transcend Auraria Student Social Justice Retreat

2017-2018 Tutuor Trainings

Undergraduate English Conference, Unity Through Diversity

Undergraduate Women's Philosophy Converence

Undocupeers Trainings

Where Faith and Violence Collide: Advancement Through Education

Women in STEM Conference

Women's Leadership Conference - Leading Beyond the Binary


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 $3,000.  

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.