Request for Proposals – Call to Action Research Program, 2024-25
September 19, 2023 1:01 PM

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce the opening of the request for proposals for the 2024-25 Call to Action Research Program. This program is a $2 million investment by our university to enhance exceptional cross-disciplinary research strengths and expand collaborations to build cultures of research and scholarship to address systems of bias and social injustice.

The full RFP along with the application details can be found on the Call to Action program website. For 2024, the research program projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Systemic interventions to improve educational outcomes.
  • Research that tackles the complex drivers of health disparities.
  • The interrogation of systems of disparity, discrimination, and disenfranchisement.
  • Transnational justice (i.e., achieving justice in issues that bridge local, national, and global communities).
  • Systemic bias as it affects LGBTQIA+ people and communities.

Award amounts this year are up to $100,000. Proposals can be submitted along three different tracks:

  • Community-Based Innovation projects
  • Systemic Institutional Change projects
  • Societal Impact projects

To begin the competitive process, a full proposal is due by November 4, 2023 at 5 pm Central. Tenure-stream or specialized faculty (instructors and lecturers), or an Academic Professional with appointments (0 to 100%) in any campus unit are eligible to apply.

Announcements of projects selected to be funded for 2024-25 will be announced in February 2024.

For more information, visit

The Call to Action Research Program supports, prioritizes, and recognizes the impactful efforts of scholars as they work to create a more robust society. I encourage you to look to others across the university and around our entire community to join you in submitting a proposal for this year’s round of funding.


Sean C. Garrick
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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