The UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) aims to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The UC-HSI DDI program includes two components:
- Competitive grant awards to UC faculty/faculty administrators that will support short-term and long-term programs/projects to enhance and expand pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented minorities, with a goal to increase faculty diversity and inclusion at UC.
- Funding to support graduate student preparation for the professoriate. Specifically, there are resources to help support a limited number of PhD students, who are California HSI alumni and have advanced to candidacy at UC, to foster their interest and preparation for the professoriate. Additional professional development outreach and support for underrepresented PhD students is also available to encourage and help equip them to consider careers in the professoriate. UCOP will coordinate directly with campus graduate divisions for this component of the Initiative.
For UC-HSI Program Goals, please see the RFP at the Applciation Home Page link below.
For the competitive grant awards component, there are two types of awards:
- Large Awards proposals must encompass strategies and efforts that address all four program goals specified in the RFP. Proposals applying for large awards should clearly demonstrate a strong framework to sustain the programmatic efforts during the entire grant period. The most competitive proposals will be those designed to establish sustainable and significant impact beyond the grant period.
- Small Awards Proposals are required to address at least two of the four program goals in the RFP. Specifically, all small award proposals must include strategies that support goal 2, in addition to at least one other goal (1, 3, or 4).
Award Amount and Details
- Large awards: applicants can submit proposals up to $350,000 to be used within 5 years.
- Small awards: applicants can submit proposals up to $50,000 to be used within 2 years.
Deadlines and Date Information
The due dates listed below are the most recent due dates our office is aware of. Please see the opportunity home page for information about potential upcoming deadlines or other opportunities.
It is expected that the 2022-2023 RFP will be released in APRIL 2022. Below is a tentative timeline:
- Release RFP June 2022
- Proposals due November 14, 2022
- Proposal reviews November 2022 - January 2023
- Awards announced by April 2023
- Funds available by June 2023
- For administrative purposes, grant proposals must identify one Principal Investigator (PI). Co- investigators and collaborators may be included.
- PIs must be University of California faculty representing administrative or academic units.
- PIs may be from non-HSI UC campuses as long as they are collaborating with a designated HSI.
- PIs must work with partners from designated California HSIs as part of a collaborative team. UCs may choose to work across institution type (including UC, CSU and/or private institutions) or within UC only. PIs from UC HSIs may partner with people at their own campus.
- PIs are eligible to submit no more than one proposal to this grants program, but they may serve as co-investigators/collaborators on other grants.