Awards and Grants

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award nominations for FY 16 will be open shortly. 

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award, named in honor of a former Director of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, recognizes contributions made by individuals or agencies that support the University's mission on diversity. The award comes with a $1,500 prize. All full-time permanent University employees, with the exception of those currently serving on the Diversity Advisory Council, who have contributed substantially to cultural diversity at UM are eligible for this award.

Questions? Contact Mika Watanabe, Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award subcommittee member, at 406-243-6535 or 

Student Achievement Award

Student Achievement Award nominations for FY 16 will be open shortly. 

Diversity Advisory Council honors students for their leadership and support of diversity with Student Achievement Award. All students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations online.

Questions? Contact Emily Ferguson-Steger, Student Achievement Awards subcommittee member, at 406-243-6268 or

DAC Mini-Grant

The DAC Mini-Grant cycle for FY 16 is open. The submission deadline is April 30, 2016.

To apply, go to the online application.

In support of campus activities that promote and enrich cultural diversity at the University of Montana, the Diversity Advisory Council invites UM student groups to submit proposals for funding consideration. Priorty is given to new initiatives.

Questions? Contact Natalie Hynes, Mini-Grants subcommittee member, at 406-243-2835 or