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IMPART Application Process and FAQs

Click here to complete the IMPART online application. 


1) Complete the online form for the IMPART application. Emailed proposals will not be accepted.

2) Submit a Letter of Support from your Dean or Chair using this online form. Emailed letters will not be accepted.

Proposals should submitted online on or before the deadline on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5 pm.  NOTE: No late applications or letters of support will be accepted or considered.

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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.  

The committee is interested in receiving proposals that are designed to improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. We are 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.

Applications are due Friday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. (The online 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 below.
  • Applications must submitted through this online form by April 3; paper and emailed applications will not be accepted. 
  • The required letter of support from the Dean or Chair is confidential and MUST be submitted online
  • Applications that do not have a letter of support will not be able to be considered for funding. The letter of support must be submitted by the due date; late submission cannot be accepted.

Budget and Financial

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

If Your Proposal is Funded

  • All applicants will be notified via email with funding decisions by mid May. 
  • The IMPART grant funds are available for one year, from July 1st through June 30th.  Exceptions to these dates may be made only upon specific request and in order to meet the project’s timeline. 
  • 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.  
  • If your proposal is awarded, a speed type account will be set up by the ODECE budget officer. 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.

Checklist of Items Needed for Online Application

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 bibliography

Project name and description

Project budget with line item detail

Letter of Support from Chair or Dean – must be submitted online (emailed letters will not be accepted) 

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