Request Funding from OVPDEMA

Request funds

OVPDEMA supports high-impact projects that foster an inclusive, nurturing environment for diversity on all Indiana University campuses. An application that directly addresses issues related to diversity and inclusion will receive the highest funding priority.  

While we encourage partnerships with OVPDEMA’s cultural centers and support programs, all funding requests must go through our application process this review.

Given the current COVID 19 situation in our state and nation and the uncertainty about improvements, all programs and events are canceled, postponed, or changed to virtual participation until July 31, 2020. This does include all IU-sponsored on-campus, third-party on-campus, and IU-sponsored off-campus conferences, workshops, camps, events, and symposia scheduled to be in-person.

In turn, sponsorship requests have been suspended until June 30, 2020. At this time we plan to resume accepting applications on July 31, 2020 for events and programs starting in the new academic year.

Application guidelines

  • Deadline: 25th of each month
  • A committee will review applications submitted by the 25th of the month during the first week of the following month. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Applicants should seek a sponsor from one of OVPDEMA’s centers or programs, or a campus diversity officer, to serve as an advocate for the project.
  • Resources are limited; therefore, OVPDEMA does not fund an event/project in its entirety.
  • Restrictions: no travel or conference registration fees
  • Applicants will receive notification via email about the status of the request.
  • Events or projects that receive funding will need to recognize the center, unit, or program and OVPDEMA among its co-sponsors, as well as use the OVPDEMA logo.
  • Applicants who receive funding must complete and submit a post-evaluation form within five business days after the close of the project. The report should include information on how the program advanced OVPDEMA’s mission and benefited IU students, faculty, and staff, or the community. If a post-evaluation form is not received, future funding requests may be withheld from consideration.


If you have received funding you have within five business days after the close of the project to submit a post-evaluation form.

Complete the post-evaluation form