Diversity Grants, Awards and Program Applications

PLEASE NOTE for FY2019-20 the Diversity Programing Committee has set a limit of $500.00 for funds requested from CODRE

1) Diversity Programming Application

The Diversity Programming Committee is responsible for identifying and supporting programming for students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the community that supports an inclusive multicultural learning environment. The committee promotes diversity as a multi-faceted endeavor, and as such, the Diversity Programming Committee may collaborate with other commissions/university committees to accomplish their tasks (e.g. student concerns committee, community organizations etc.). This committee's initiative supports multicultural education, instructional diversity development and programmatic efforts that enhance and strengthen students' educational experiences and supports diversity and social justice.

Application for funds should be received no later than 30 days prior to the event for which funding is sought. No funding requests will be approved after April 30 of the current academic year.

Please begin the process by following the steps below:

  1. Review the instructions page.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Complete the Budget template form.
  4. Complete the program evaluation form.


    2) Undergraduate Student Research Grant

    The request for this funding initiative will be focused on support of UofL undergraduate student conducting research in the area of science, technology, engineering and/or math. Any student research project submitted for funding must have UofL faculty supervision and appropriate institutional approval. The student investigator must have completed his/her sophomore year or completed at least 60 course credit hours at the University of Louisville at the time the application is submitted.The student must be a member of a federally recognized underserved minority (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander).  Research projects can come from any discipline represented at UofL as long as the research emphasizes science, technology and/or math. It is recommended that all applicants for this grant review the UofL Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality web page for details about CODRE. Interested students who are experiencing difficulty in locating a mentor in their discipline may contact the CODRE Office by phone 502-852-5417 for assistance. Download Undergraduate Student Research Grant Application (Word)  The Deadline for submission is ongoing.


    3) Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award NOMINATIONS  Due dates March 6, 2020

    The UofL Diversity Programming Committee of CODRE and the Vice Provost for Diversity & International Affairs encourages students, faculty, academic departments, administrators, alumni, and trustees, to nominate members of the university teaching staff for this award. Nominees must have demonstrated excellence in their teaching and scholarship through the utilization of teaching styles, culturally pluralistic and socially constructed ideals, course content and processed incorporating multicultural and global perspectives. Download 2020 Nomination Form (Word). For additional information, contact Colleen Martin or Cathy Elliott

    4) Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff Award NOMINATIONS  Due dates March 6, 2020

    The purpose of this award is to recognize a part or full-time staff member who has demonstrated through their organization, leadership, and mentoring, the ability to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within the university setting. The winner of this award should demonstrate merit not based only on the functions of his or her job, but also on extraordinary commitment beyond what would be considered satisfactory levels of job performance. Exemplary multicultural engagement involves effective guidance and mentoring, critical thinking to support active and reflective learning for our students to achieve success, and demonstrating relevant events or opportunities to enhance human diversity. Download 2020 Nomination Form (Word). For additional information, contact Colleen Martin or Cathy Elliott.