Various funding opportunities are available through EDI and other University units. Here’s a brief list, with more detailed information on each below:
Faculty Career Development Awards (FCDA) are given annually to regular rank assistant professors, providing research support at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage. The funding is to assist faculty as they advance an on-going research project, creative activity, or as they embark on a new project. Awards are made in the form of a lump-sum of $5,000 – $15,000 in research funds.Approximately 30 awards are granted annually. Please note the FCDA Awards for 2017-2018 are open.
Assistant Professors – Dean’s submissions deadline: March 29, 2017
- Brochure for Regular Rank Assistant Professors
- Application for Regular Rank Assistant Professors
- Dean’s Submission form
Acting Professors (LAW) – Dean’s submissions deadline: April 4, 2017
For additional information regarding the FCDA, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
➡ Please find some recent examples of EDI-sponsored programming on our Highlights page.
Interested in applying for funding directly from Equity, Diversity and Inclusion? In certain circumstances, our Office will partner with you to provide programming that advances our mission of building equity for all. To apply for funding, please complete the Request for Funding Application. To assist you with your application, please review the following documents:
➡ The Spring Quarter funding application period has closed.
The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation’s mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. The Fellowship provides each Fellow with a six-month or one-year sabbatical grant; a research, travel, or publication stipend; and participation in an annual conference/retreat. A total of 30 Fellowships are awarded each year.
Application Deadline: October 28, 2016
Additional Information: woodrow.org/CEF
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Deans of the schools/divisions, is providing Travel Childcare Awards for Regular Rank Assistant Professors who have 50% or more responsibility for childcare of children 12 years old and under. Awards in the amount of a $500 taxable grant are to be used to defray the costs of childcare, travel and registration fees for professional development opportunities.
Applications available between Oct 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016; awards made on a rolling basis.
Up to 5 awards available in each Division/School.
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non‐traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $47,844 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12‐months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.
Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions or limitations. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
- Application available online (The online application for 2017-18 awards will be available on September 1.)