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Underrepresented Minority Faculty Professional Travel Grants

The Underrepresented Minority Faculty Professional Travel Grant Program is intended to supplement school support for underrepresented minority faculty members’ scholarly and creative work, as well as professional development opportunities. The Provost’s Office will provide up to $2,500 in matching funds per qualifying individual, per academic year. Up to 20 total grants (across all schools) will be provided by the Provost’s Office each academic year. 

The travel must be undertaken by a faculty member from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group (e.g., African-American/Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).  All full-time, tenure-line, instructional, or clinical minority faculty are eligible for funding.  Note: research, adjunct, and visiting faculty are not eligible.

The travel must be undertaken in order to attend a professional development opportunity, including conference or seminars related to diversity, inclusion and equity, more general professional development opportunities for minority faculty members, or to conduct scholarly research and interdisciplinary work at other sites. Allowable travel expenses include airfare, mileage reimbursement, lodging, meals, and conference fees. If you have a question about whether a particular type of expense is covered under this program, please contact

To Request a Grant

Schools may request grant funds by completing the Grant Application Form in its entirety and submitting it to  Note: faculty may not apply for funds directly; all requests should be submitted by the school and matching funds will be provided directly to the school.