UMN DEI Resources

Office for Equity and Diversity

OED serves and supports individuals and groups at the University of Minnesota, and addresses issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religious expression, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status. OED offers various resources, education, programs and initiatives, and awards and scholarships.

Office of Equity & Diversity Certificate Program

The Equity and Diversity Certificate program is free for all current UMN students, staff, and faculty and helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Social & Racial Justice Scholar Directory

An online directory of faculty who engage in scholarship related to social justice, racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The purpose of this directory is to highlight and amplify the work of social justice and DEI scholars at the University of Minnesota and to foster systemwide connections around related issues.

Faculty Fighting Racism 

A curated list of books, articles, videos, and podcasts to get faculty started on this long, personal, and continuous journey towards understanding this concept and our role as educators.

Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances 

A list of major Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish holidays and religious observances, and U.S. public (Federal) holidays for the academic year.

DEI-Related Cancer Resources

Resources to learn about cancer, awareness, prevention, and more through videos, activities, resources, and guides.


Mothers Leading Science

Mothers Leading Science is a year-long leadership development program for research-intensive female faculty in the health sciences who are raising school-age and/or young children. The purpose of this group is to foster professional and personal growth, provide peer mentoring, integrate the dual roles of scientist and mother, and build a network of peers for ongoing support throughout their careers.

Pathways to Research Program (PReP)

The PReP provides undergraduate students from populations UIM with knowledge, skills, and experience in clinical, translational, and health equity research.

Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program

The Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program is for faculty from underrepresented minority groups and is designed to help them be competitive for NIH K awards. The pipeline program provides mentorship, career development, and research funds to assistant professors (in rank ≤ 4 years) interested in clinical and translational research. Faculty scholars from underrepresented backgrounds in the Pre-K and KL2 Programs have succeeded in being awarded four individual K awards over the past three years.

Funding Opportunities