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.

Application guidelines

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events and conferences with 25 or more people, both those hosted on university property and off-site, will require review by the University Event Request Committee and approval by an executive vice president or designee. Approval must be received and submitted with the application in order to be considered. Virtual-only events will not require this approval. Learn more at
  • 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