Co-Sponsorship & Funding Requests

Academic Year 2024 Update

Thank you for considering the Office of DEIB in your co-sponsorship and/or professional development plans. We are currently not accepting any other funding requests at this time. We anticipate re-opening the request form later this summer. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you soon.

For those still waiting award distribution, we are in the process of working with our financial department and we will communicate updates with you as we receive them.

RISE Program Co-Sponsorship

The Office of DEIB offers supplemental support to departments, units and centers that are planning programs which promote inclusive, equitable and diverse perspectives. Projects will be evaluated through the lens of Jayhawks Rising and Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE).

RISE Program Funds have been used in several different ways, including:

Professional Development Funding Requests

The Office provides funding for professional development of staff, or faculty in the form of books, travel, conference fees, or training opportunities. DEIB wants to support those who seek to increase their personal fluency in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Resources

We suggest that you explore additional funding sources, including but not limited to: Student Senate funding, Staff Senate fundingLaunchKUPepsi FundingThe College DEI Development FundRosalie Lanier Gray KU Staff Assistance Fund, and more.

Please note that these funding sources are not applicable to every situation and applicants should review the specific program criteria before applying.