Eastern Michigan University
Grant Application Guidelines
The Women in Philanthropy at EMU group supports projects that align with the mission and vision of Eastern Michigan University (read more). We are particularly interested in projects that:
- Enhance learning opportunities for Eastern Michigan University faculty, staff, alumni and/or students
- Improve the Eastern Michigan University climate through collaborative efforts
- Foster creativity and innovation as it relates to Eastern Michigan University
- Improve communication among diverse groups within the Eastern Michigan University community
Eastern Michigan University employees, university-sponsored alumni and alumni groups, faculty-sponsored students, and university recognized student groups are eligible to apply for awards.
Voting members of Women in Philanthropy at EMU are not eligible to submit grant applications or to be listed as faculty sponsor on grant applications.
Applications must be submitted online. The deadline is 11:59 p.m., Oct. 7, 2012. The next deadline will be in October 2013.
The online template will ask for the contact information, title, brief description, how it relates to the WIP grant priorities (above), need for project, relation to other projects, project objectives, plan of implementation, expected impact, evaluation plan, personnel, partnerships and community groups (if any), student groups (if any), and a line item budget.
The online template has embedded instructions. Further questions should be directed to Laura Thomas, Donor Relations Manager, EMU Foundation, (email@example.com)
Awards for selected projects will range up to $5,000, and must be spent during the calendar year following the award announcement.
Awards to students may affect financial aid calculations.
Grantees will be asked to complete a final written report on their project and use of funds no later than January 15th after the completion of the grant year. Grantees may be asked to present their project at an annual Women in Philanthropy at EMU meeting or other University-sponsored events.
If projects are selected, disbursement of funds must comply with EMU policies and procedures. Unspent funds after project year will return to WIP-EMU.
A project that does not receive funding in any particular cycle may re-apply the following year. It is advisable to contact Laura Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to reapplying.
A funded project is not eligible for a second Women in Philanthropy at EMU award.
The manager of a funded project may apply for an award for another project after one intervening year.
June 2012 - October 2012 –- Request for proposals distributed and publicized across the EMU community
October 7, 2012 –- 11:59p.m. Deadline for grant proposals
October 2012 - November 2012 –- Grant proposals distributed to members for review and voting
December 2012 –- Notification of grant awards sent to awardees
January 2013 - December 2013 -- Project year
Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 meeting -– Possible presentation of selected projects by awardees
January 15, 2014 -- Final written reports due