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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In a previous recent statement, the VPR Office committed to taking action against systemic racism and discrimination in research, and to support measurable actions that address equality, diversity and inclusion in our U community. In partnership with university leadership, the VPR Office has launched programs to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within the U research community.

The goal of these programs is to provide an equitable, supportive, and inclusive environment for researchers at the University of Utah, and to make the research enterprise accessible to current and prospective Utah residents of all backgrounds. These programs, some which are still under development, have been informed by the U research community and will serve as an initial framework for future EDI, anti-racism, and discrimination initiatives.

Key Initiatives

Research Climate

The VPR office will be implementing ONE U Policies and providing educational resources to ensure accountability in research. The programs include tracking diversity in research, implicit bias training, discrimination and sexual harassment training, and more.

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External Grant Opportunities

The Vice President for Research Office has collected a list of extramural grant opportunities as part of our on-going commitment to support equitable, diverse, and inclusive research on our campus and in our broader communities.

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Official Statement
(June 11, 2020) The Office of the Vice President for Research releases an official statement to take action against systemic racism.
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U Rising Podcast
(September 30, 2020) Podcast: The Office of the Vice President for Research sets anti-racist agenda.
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Funding a more equitable research enterprise
(August 2, 2021) Office of the Vice President for Research releases an update on EDI for the U research enterprise.
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REDI Newsletter
(March 2, 2022) The REDI newsletter includes monthly updates on funding opportunities, resources, and highlights related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for research at the U.
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How Translation Services Help Increase Diverse Research Participants
(June 21, 2022) When attempting to connect with our community to help bring diversity in research, language can be a barrier.
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Day of Collective Action
(February 8, 2023) Office of the Vice President for Research would like to emphasize our support and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the U.
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