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Dr. Shari Bax
Administration Building 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093
The American Democracy Project (ADP) at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) invites interested faculty, staff and students to submit grant proposals consistent with its purpose and goals. There are no restrictions on the format of proposed projects. Applications supporting new activities and programs, however, will be preferred. Creativity and collaboration among faculty, staff, and students are encouraged. An explanation of the purpose and goals of ADP, and information on how to submit your proposal follows.
The American Democracy Project began in 2003 as a co-operative initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The New York Times, and AASCU Member-Institutions. The project involves over 250 member campuses including the University of Central Missouri. The project involves a series of national activities coordinated by the national project coordinators and a series of campus activities coordinated by each participating campus.
to create opportunities for intellectual and experiential understanding of civic engagement for students enrolled at UCM. The project focuses on the development of informed graduates who are committed to lives of engagement as citizens in our democracy. The project grows out of a concern about decreasing rates of participation in the civic life of America in voting, in advocacy, in local grassroots associations, and in other forms of civic engagement that are necessary for the vitality of our democracy. The American Democracy Project rests on a core belief…that civic engagement is critical for the preservation and vitality of American democracy.
1. to increase the number of students who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful civic actions and
2. to focus the attention of policy makers and opinion leaders on the civic value of the college experience.
The grant provides funding for activities which are consistent with the purpose and goals of ADP, and which help to encourage, promote, and/or develop civic engagement at UCM. Faculty, staff, and student organizations may apply for the grant.
Applicants may apply for up to $1500; applications for smaller amounts are welcome for programs and/or activities to be initiated during the 2016-2017 academic year. (A faculty member, program, organization, and/or office may only receive one grant per year.) Funding may be used for instructional materials, printing and advertising, travel expenses, speakers' honorariums and other such costs directly related to the project. Funding will not be provided for stipends, incentives, food, or clothing or for any materials bought prior to the award of this grant. Preference will be given to proposals for programs and activities that actively engage students in some manner.
The proposed project should:
Please note: Applications supporting new activities and programs will be preferred.
To apply, electronically submit the cover sheet, narrative, and budget by November 4, 2016 to Dr. Shari Bax at email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed by the ADP Steering Committee. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Friday, December 9, 2016.
The cover sheet should clearly identify the following:
Please prepare a budget for your grant proposal showing planned expenses and sources of financial support in as much detail as possible.
Here is an excellent example of what a grant application should contain.