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Race Equality at Cambridge

New UDF 2021/ 2022 call for applications opens on Thursday 14 October 2021

Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 15 November 2021

Notification of outcome: by mid-December 2021

The University Diversity Fund (UDF) provides grants of up to £1500 and is open to applications from students and University staff.

The UDF supports initiatives across the University that aim to challenge discrimination and inequalities, increase the representation of under-represented groups, raise awareness of issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion, and facilitate implementation of good practice at the University.

Application process

If you think that you may have a project that matches the criteria of the UDF and you would like to apply, please read the Further Information document, make sure your initiative fulfills the UDF conditions, complete the Application Form and send it to by Monday 15 November 5pm.

University Diversity Fund Further Information

University Diversity Fund Application Form

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Section at

“One very specific aspect of…openness is being inclusive, and open to diversity in all its forms – diversity of interests and beliefs, of gender, of religion, of sexual identity, of ethnicity, of physical ability.”  Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope


Information for successfull applicants and host institutions

Costs for the project should be charged to a departmental cost centre of your choice and the Source of Funds is LFHA.  Please use the appropriate CUFS transaction codes for the expenditure. You may need assistance from the Finance Division to set this up for you – the contact is For general financial guidance, please contact Chris Patten at There is an expectation that Financial Regulations are followed.

After completion of the project, please provide copies of invoices and a list of costs incurred. On receipt of this documentation and subsequent review, HR will instruct the Finance Division to journal sufficient ‘income’ to cover your costs.