FY22: Faculty Development Grants - ORS/YUMPS Matching Header Image

Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022

College of Arts & Media

ORS/YUMPS Match Application


  • One Application: If you are applying for Office of Research Services (ORS) funds, that application will serve as your CAM FDG application. You don’t need to complete two applications. You’ll be prompted to upload your ORS application in the CAM Formstack online application.
  • Submit your application to CAM first: ORS will not fund your request until CAM approves it. CAM must receive your ORS/YUMPS submission, and approve it in advance of you submitting it to ORS.
  • We encourage you to inform the CAM Associate Dean of Research & Strategic Partnerships that you are submitting an ORS grant in advance of the submission.


Funds may be applied to a variety of activities, to include, but are not limited to equipment, national conference activities, scholarly research, and creative activity. If this is a direct requirement of your position or for student use, please contact your department for internal funding. 

NOTE: YUMPS does not require a CAM match this year! 


Faculty grants programs serve full-time faculty at CU Denver College of Arts & Media (CAM). The purpose of the CAM Faculty Development Grant (FDG) Program is to:

  1. Support tenure-track/tenured faculty and clinical teaching track faculty in their research, creative and scholarly work, professional development and teaching activities.
  2. Support full-time instructors in their teaching and learning, and professional development.
  3. Increase CAM visibility regionally, nationally and internationally.
  4. Support and prepare faculty to receive competitive national grants by providing seed funding for larger projects, grant-seeking support, and opportunities for peer review.
  5. Providing criteria (3) and/or (4) above are met, visiting professors may also apply for the funds with pre-approval from their chair.


  • If you did not submit an outcome report for FY2019-20 grants/awards, you are not eligible to receive funds in 2020-21.
  • These grants should not be used as an alternative to department funding. If this is a direct requirement of your position or for student use, please contact your department for departmental funding.
  • Per CAM policy, internally awarded funds (including all CAM, ORS, YUMPS, and CFD funds) cannot be used for the purpose of course buy-outs. 
  • Faculty must request in writing approval for any changes to the budget or deviations from the scope of work supported by the award.
  • All equipment purchases are property of CAM and must be cataloged with CAM and kept in an accessible location on campus.
  • CAM will not support the purchase of individual dues or memberships to professional organizations. You must pay for professional individual memberships out-of-pocket.
  • There is no guarantee that a conference or project that was funded in a previous year will be funded in the current AY. All applications will be reviewed against current criteria.

All funds must be fully expended by current fiscal year end deadlines, or in exceptional circumstances, a carry forward request must be submitted. Any unused grant monies will be forfeited at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).


CONTACT: Theodore Edmonds, Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation

theodore.edmonds@ucdenver.edu |  Office (303) 315-7472

Faculty Information


Grants Being Applied For

For more information on Office of Research Services (ORS) grants, please see the ORS Home Page.

Type of Funding Requested*
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Project Description

If traveling, please list the dates of travel and class coverage details.

Value and Goal Alignment

Which of the following CAM Values does your project most closely align with?*
Want to know more? Visit: https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/about-cam/mission-vision-values!
Which of the following pillars from UC Denver's 2030 Strategic Plan does your project most closely align with?*
Want to know more? Visit: https://www.ucdenver.edu/strategicplan/goals!

Please Initial to Acknowledge Agreement

I understand that I am required to disclose monetary gains resulting from grant supported materials and/or activities. 

I understand that I will not receive matching funds from CAM if I do not receive the grant requiring a match.

I understand that unused funds are not transferable to other projects and will be returned to the general grant fund. Funds can only be used for pre-approved items.

I understand that I must submit an outcome report either within 60 days of completion or by the end of the fiscal year, with preference to the earlier of the two.

I understand that funds must be used in the fiscal year in which they are awarded (by June 30th). In order to carry forward funds to a different fiscal year, I must submit a spending plan and receive permission from the Assistant Dean of Finance.

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Application Evaluation - MEIS

Application Evaluation - FiTV

Application Evaluation - VA

Application Evaluation - Associate Dean of Research & Strategic Partnerships

Is this application approved?*