CUIMC Request for Proposals

The Office of the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine manages a number of competitive RFP processes that aim to foster, retain, and recruit diverse faculty at CUIMC.

Small Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University

This small-grants program is designed to support Schools’ diversity plans, by advancing the career success of outstanding junior faculty who contribute to the diversity goals of the University by their research, teaching, and mentoring activities. Requests for proposals occur twice a year (fall/spring) and the maximum award is $25,000. The CUIMC junior faculty small grants will be administered within each health science school. As each school will fund the small grants to junior faculty, the number and criteria of proposals accepted for funding is at the discretion of the school.

The next Junior Faculty Grant application deadline is March 20, 2020. 

View last year's recipients on the Junior Faculty Diversity Grant Awards page. 

Faculty Recruitments from Underrepresented Groups

This program is designed to support Schools’ diversity plans, and to assist the University in meeting placement goals established in its affirmative action programs, by advancing the recruitment of outstanding minority and female scholars in disciplines where the availability of qualified minorities and women exceeds their representation on our faculty. Our goal is that the composition of our tenured and tenure-track faculty more closely reflects the national pool of qualified candidates. 
The program has two elements, Standard Search Recruitments and Target-of-Opportunity Recruitments. Requests for proposals occur twice a year (fall/spring)

  • Standard Search Recruitment Application Guidelines
    In recognition of the time urgency usually associated with standard search recruitments, requests for support will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis.  Hiring units should expect a turn-around time of approximately 3 weeks.
  • Target-of-Opportunity Recruitment Application Guidelines
    While Departments/Schools will normally use the procedures described in its Standard Search and Evaluation Procedures to recruit faculty members, a hiring unit may seek a waiver from these procedures for some types of recruitments. If the candidate in question is an outstanding woman or minority scholar, whose successful recruitment would bring the composition of the unit's faculty into closer alignment with the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates, then the unit may apply for a waiver, and also seek funds from CUIMC (depending on the unit that will support the recruitment).  Please consult with your dean for more information regarding eligibility.

The next Standard Search and Target of Opportunity application deadline is March 20, 2020.

Given the limited amount of CUIMC funding for standard search and target-of-opportunity recruitments for faculty members from underrepresented groups, Schools are strongly encouraged to develop a process for determining which funding requests will be prioritized and put forward. Departments requesting support should coordinate closely with their Deans. Funding requests must be submitted with the support and sign-off by the School’s Dean. 

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