Faculty Awards

CAPPA Conference and Workshop Grant for the Advancement of Diversity

Grant Amount: $10,000
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Number of Grants: One

The CAPPA Conference and Workshop Grant for the Advancement of Diversity underwrites faculty and student development by offering support for the organization and hosting of a conference or workshop that allows faculty and students to focus on a research agenda that advances diversity. The conference, or workshop, should afford significant interactions between the faculty, students, scholar(s) and/or creative practitioners. The work of the invited participants/presenters must have interdisciplinary appeal. All fulltime CAPPA faculty members are eligible to apply.


Applications must include the following:

  • Conference or workshop title and proposed dates.
  • Description and justification of the conference or workshop, including a statement on the relevance of the conference or workshop to advancing diversity (400-500 words).
  • A list of the committed CAPPA participants.
  • Anticipated outcomes of the conference or workshop (200-300 words).
  • The name, title, and a brief description of each invited participant.
  • Abbreviated (two-page) curriculum vitae of each invited participant.
  • A budget indicating how the grant is to be used, including honoraria, accommodations, and food costs.
  • All application materials should be sent to Douglas Klahr klahr@uta.edu by 5 pm, April 13, 2020.

Selection Criteria

Conference or workshop proposals will be evaluated according to the following:

  • Conference or workshop design – organization of topics, speaker makeup, outcomes.
  • The contribution of the proposed conference or workshop to participating faculty and student research and advancing diversity.
  • Diversity of the conference or workshop participants (race, gender, minority perspectives).
  • Interdisciplinary appeal.

Terms of the Grant:

  • The conference or workshop must occur at CAPPA/UTA before June 1, 2021.
  • All funds are to be spent by August 31, 2021.
  • Full disclosure of non-CAPPA funds received for the proposed conference or workshop, including those from within the university. Only when the research costs for the proposed conference or workshop exceed outside awards may a CAPPA grant supplement other funds granted for the same conference or workshop.
  • Where deviations from the approved application occur, the grantee must within 72 hours of the change request in writing to the Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs approval for all changes. Failure to comply with this rule will nullify the grant and require return of the full award.

Note: All grant money must be expended exclusively in furtherance of the grant. All expenditures of grant funds must comply with university policies relating to financial transactions, including the ethics laws of the state of Texas which prohibit certain private financial interests in university matters.