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UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant Program
Interest in the UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant Program resulted in 17 submissions from faculty and staff. Please join us for a reception at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9, when we will announce which proposals will receive funding. The reception will be held in the Elliott Union Kitterman Room 237B. No RSVP is required.
The UCM Foundation launched this grant program in 2013 to support targeted, student-centered activities of UCM faculty and staff resulting in significant outcomes that benefit the university's learning environment. Grants start at $100 and range to an individual maximum of $5,000. Grants are funded on the fiscal year running July 1 through June 30.
The UCM Foundation Opportunity Grants must fund expenses related to a specific project. Examples of allowable expenses include research, service projects, supplies, equipment, software. Types of expenses not covered include salaries, release time, conference fees, travel, assistantships. Applicants are limited to one proposal per year.
The UCM Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the University of Central Missouri. Established in 1979, the foundation procures, maintains and administers philanthropic gifts that advance the university’s mission and help students attain their college goals. In keeping with that mission, the UCM Foundation is establishing the Opportunity Grant Program in support of faculty and staff who have ideas but insufficient funding for entrepreneurial projects that will strengthen the university’s learning environment and students’ academic experience.
Through a competitive process, the UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant Program will provide one-time seed money for these projects that advance the university’s strategic positioning platform and result in significant outcomes.
For eligibility, proposal critera and application requirements, please download the application as a PDF file (requires Adobe Reader). You also will need this budget form (download as Excel document).