University of Arizona Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grants

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grants

Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) and the Office of the Provost are excited to announce the 2022 Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grant Program. The goal of the fund is to support scholarly research and creative work among faculty which enriches the UArizona’s designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), advances scholarship that directly impacts QT BIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) populations, and fulfills UArizona’s Purpose and Values.

Applications from single investigators for up to $15,000 are welcomed. Multidisciplinary applications from two or more eligible investigators representing different departments and disciplines may request up to $25,000. A total of $200,000 is committed to funding for AY 2022-2023.

Eligibility

The HSI Seed Grant Program is open to all faculty including tenure eligible / tenured, continuing-eligible / continuing status, and/or career track faculty across all disciplines and ranks. Early career scholars will be prioritized. Proposals will also prioritize existing partnerships or collaborations with other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). Proposals are reviewed on their commitment to advance scholarly research and creative work impacting QT BIPOC populations, and merit. The selection process is guided by a commitment to a shared governance faculty peer review process. The faculty review committee will be selected based on their own scholarship or creative work dedicated to racial justice.

Selection Process

The selection process is guided by a commitment to a shared governance faculty peer review process. The faculty advisory committee will be selected based on their own scholarship or creative work dedicated to racial justice.

Inclusive excellence is the engine that drives the value and practice of diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Arizona. At the center of Inclusive Excellence is the recognition and acceptance of the talents, worldviews, perceptions, cultures, and skills that faculty communities bring to the educational enterprise. The University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and strongly encourages nominations of individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the University of Arizona also recognized the importance of contributions of the nominee to the HSI mission.

Timeline

April 15, 2022 | Proposals due by 5pm

June 1, 2022 | Decisions Communicated

August 1, 2022 | Funds available for expenditure

Application Guidelines 

Access the 2022 Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grants Guidelines

Submit your application here

For More Information

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grant Program Overview Informational Session

Questions can be directed to Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development at jkiyama@email.arizona.edu.

The requests for proposals opened to all University of Arizona faculty in March 2021. Forty-three proposals were received and were reviewed by 18 faculty members from across the institution. Seven proposals were awarded funding for AY 2021-2022. Congratulations to the award recipients! Read more about the funded projects.

The requests for proposals opened to all University of Arizona faculty in February 2022. Recipients will be communicated early in the Summer of 2022.