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Encouraging discussion around diversity and inclusivity

The Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists program brings distinguished scholars, artists, speakers, and other experts to campus to address topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Visitors are expected to interact broadly with students, faculty and staff, and the broader community.


The program will provide up to $1,200 for travel costs and honorariums. Department and college or unit matching support for each proposal is expected.

Although speakers may be brought into specific classes, at least one session must be open to the entire university community. 


All faculty and staff with at least a .5 FTE appointment are eligible to apply for funding from this program. Departments, units, and colleges are expected to contribute support to the cost of the visit, but no specific dollar cost-share amount is required.

Note: This program cannot pay a consultant honorarium to anyone employed in the UW system.

Deadline for Application:

Submit your proposal to the chair (or equivalent) by the first working day of each month. Proposals may take up to six weeks for processing and review.

Application Process/Writing Guide:

The Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists application is accessed through the Professional Development Programs form in BP Logix. Please visit the Using eForms and BP Logix page for a detailed explanation of the eForm system.

Go to the eform application for additional application information. 

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