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.
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.
The VPR Office will be implementing ONE U Funding Programs to facilitate research in EDI-related topics and support efforts to diversify the research community. The programs include voluntary cost-shares, diversity administrative supplements, and grant writing support.