Our area oversees university grant programs and other initiatives designed to support research and teaching that addresses the complex spectrum of work on diversity, disparities and identity.

Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program

The Distinguished Visiting Scholars program brings to Washington University underrepresented minorities who have distinguished themselves as leaders and innovators in the academy, in business or in fields of endeavor.

Learn more about the Program and apply here »

Faculty Success Program Tuition Support (NCFDD)

The Office of the Provost will sponsor Danforth Campus assistant and associate professors to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program . For more information, please email vpfad@wustl.edu.

According to a research study, approximately 97% of FSP Participants who go up for tenure and promotion receive tenure.

Professional development funding for Teaching, Research and Practice Faculty

The Provost’s Office provides up to $1000 of professional development funding to each full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member on the Danforth Campus.  First, approach your department to use the funding they have available.  If you need additional funding after that, fill out the professional development reimbursement form, and obtain approval before you travel or pay registration fees.

2024 Confluence Award

The William H. Danforth St. Louis Confluence Award (STLCA) is designed to elevate WashU’s investment in the St. Louis Region by encouraging and rewarding faculty research that enhances our impact in St. Louis. The STLCA will honor and recognize faculty members for ongoing and completed research that focuses on interdisciplinary community-based research that exemplifies impact, innovation, and deep engagement with the region.

A $50,000 cash prize will be given in recognition of faculty research initiatives. The awardee will have the opportunity to present their research, and celebrate with their colleagues and the community during a special award ceremony.

Nomination and application forms have closed for 2024.

Learn more about the Confluence Award

Event Accommodations Fund

Student organizations and academic departments in need of funding to defray accommodations expenses for events speakers and attendees with disabilities may apply for funding. Requests must be made a minimum of three weeks prior to the event. You can expect a decision within ten business days of your request.

Learn more about the Event Accommodations Fund »