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IMPART Application Process and FAQs

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Please complete all parts of this checklist and submit the proposal and all attachments electronically to Dean or Chair support letter must come under separate cover. Proposals should arrive on or before the deadline on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5 pm.NOTE: No late applications or letters of support will be accepted or considered.

Frequently Asked Questions about the IMPART Awards

About IMPART Faculty Fellowship Awards The purpose of IMPART is to further develop a campus environment which supports and encourages gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity in our approaches to scholarly work and teaching.  IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty.  

IMPART Application Frequently Asked Questions – Read before submitting application.

Priority will be given to proposals designed to improve the campus environment in the areas of gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. The committee is also particularly interested in providing support for faculty members (especially Assistant Professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity.  Student participation in projects is strongly encouraged.

The IMPART Fellowship Award is a twelve (12) month project and is only awarded for one year.

Applications are due Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. (The application must include a budget, a letter of support from your Chair or Dean, and supporting documents.)   Note:  If the letters of support do not arrive before the deadline, the application will be considered incomplete and it will not be considered for funding. Start the process early by asking your dean or chair to submit immediately following your proposal to avoid rejection for late proposal.

Who Can Apply

  • CU-Boulder faculty
  • Applications can be made by more than one person. Post docs and staff members can be included in an application with a faculty as the primary author.
  • You may resubmit an application that was not funded previously. However, it is in your best interest to improve the proposal so it will make for a stronger request.
  • If you received an award within the last three years, your application will have last funding priority.

Submitting an Application

  • Read the directions carefully. A checklist of required documents is included.
  • Applications must be electronic – paper copies will not be accepted. Email applications to by Monday, March 17, 2014.
  • The required letter of support from the Dean or Chair is confidential and MUST be emailed SEPARATELY. It cannot be sent with the application. This letter of support should reference the submitter’s name and/or proposal name.
  • Applications that do not have a letter of support will not be able to be considered for funding. The letter of support must be received by the due date; late submission cannot be accepted.

Budget and Financial

  • Proposals must include a project budget with explanations of each line item.
  • Awards are limited to $4,000 per proposal. A maximum of $2,000 may be used for course buy-outs.

If Your Proposal is Funded

  • All applicants will be notified via email with funding decisions by mid May.  Award funds should be expended within twelve (12) months of the original date of the initial award unless other arrangements are proposed as part of the application.
  • If your proposal is awarded, a speed type account will be set up by the ODECE budget officer. This process could take up to two weeks. You will be notified when funds are available to use.
  • Funded applicants must submit a final report at the end of the funding period (12 calendar months).
  • Funding can only be spent for the project submitted and cannot be changed at the end of the year to spend remainder funds.
  • If the project hasn’t been started and monies have not been used within one year of the funding decision, monies will be swept from the fundee’s account to the IMPART account.  
  • Should you require more time for your project, you may request a one-time extension for a maximum of six (6)  months.

Application Checklist

Applicant holds a Boulder campus tenured or tenure track professional appointment, which is a minimum of half time or more or is a senior instructor

Summary vita

Project name and description

Project budget with line item detail

Letter of Support from Chair or Dean – must be sent separately from the application

Name, title/rank, school/college, Dean’s name, mailing address, title and brief summary of project, total amount requested, and the name of  those who will be sending the support letters

Supporting documents or materials describing the project