Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grant Program Overview

In just three years, the University of Arizona went from being federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2018, to being one of only nine institutions to be awarded the inagural Seal of Excelencia in 2019, a national certification for institutions that strive to go beyond enrollment to intentionally serve Latinx/a/o students, and was named Oustanding Member Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in 2020. Coupled with these distinctions, the UA is committed to examining within as we aim to further advance these efforts across faculty scholarship and creative work.

The HSI Faculty Seed Grant Program is offered through Faculty Affairs and HSI Initiatives with generous funding from Research, Innovation, and Impact (RII). The goal of the fund is to support scholarly research and creative work among early-career faculty which enriches the UA's designation as an HSI, and advances scholarship that directly impacts Latinx/a/o and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students and communities, and advances UA’s Purpose and Values around integrity, compassion, exploration, adaptation, inclusion, and determination.

Join Dr. Marla Franco, Assistant Vice Provost for Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives, Dr. Judy Marquez KiyamaAssociate Vice Provost, Faculty Development within the Office of Faculty Affairs, and Kim Patten, Assistant Vice President for Research Development within the Office for Research, Innovation and Impact for an overview of this funding program. 

The full Request for Proposals can be found hereProposals are due by 5p on April 23, 2021, and must be submitted through UA Competition Space. Funds must be spent between August 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022.   

Register Here 


For questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this virtual event, please contact researchevents@arizona.edu


April 06, 2021 11:00am to 12:00pm


This is a virtual program hosted via Zoom

Event Contacts

Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama - Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development

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