DEI grants, awards, & opportunities

As part of our commitment to promoting DEI and service, we have compiled a list of grants, awards, scholarships, and other opportunities available for Department of Biomedical Engineering students, faculty, and staff interested in creating a more diverse and inclusive campus environment. 


Campus Climate Micro-Grants

Micro-grants from the Office for Equity and Diversity fund new and existing projects that actively contribute to enhancing our campus climate. 

Faculty Driven

The initiative invites faculty to creatively address equity and diversity needs within their departments. The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy provides funding to faculty so they can develop programs that strengthen the University’s diverse community of scholars. 

DEI and service awards

CSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Showcase

Awards recognize the many DEI-focused contributions of College of Science and Engineering (CSE) students, faculty, staff, and postdocs in the areas of advocacy, volunteer work, and engagement that have a positive impact on CSE, the University, and the Twin Cities communities through DEI initiatives. 

BME DEI Alliance Action Award

The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides a monetary award to a BME DEI Alliance Action Group member who demonstrates significant effort towards bringing the department closer to its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

CSE Outstanding Service Award

Awards are presented annually by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) to recognize and reward exceptional performance and contributions by academic professional and administrative staff, civil service employees, labor-represented staff, as well as work groups.

President's Award for Outstanding Service

Established in 1997, the award recognizes faculty and staff (current or retired) who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units. Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community. 

President’s Student Leadership & Service Award

The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. It is presented to students for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.

For graduate students

Graduate Student Coordinator

With financial support from the College of Science and Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Engineering appoints a graduate student coordinator to help with recruiting, retention, and climate. Applications for the BME Graduate Student Coordinator position open towards the end of the academic year. Notifications will be sent via email. 

Diversity of Views & Experience Fellowship (DOVE)

The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship Program assists graduate research programs with promoting a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence. Students are nominated during the application process.

For undergraduate students

Scholarships external to the University

Outside scholarships are available for undergraduate students before and after matriculation into the University.