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Event Grants

Event Grant Proposals for 2018-19 are now closed. Rankings and selections were completed on September 10, 2018. A list of proposals selected for funding appears at the link below.

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for up to $1,000 in funds for a Common Experience event planned for fall 2018 or spring 2019.

The 2018-19 Common Experience theme — Innovation — focuses on engaging students, faculty, staff and the community in the ideas and opportunities that will shape our future. Event grants are intended to foster cross-disciplinary exploration and dialogues about this theme. More theme information is available on this website via the navigation above. 

To access the online proposal form, use the link at the bottom of this page. For additional information, contact Common Experience director Twister Marquiss (

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • the relationship to the Common Experience theme
  • the number of co-sponsors providing financial support
  • the potential for continued dialogue about the Common Experience theme
  • the diversity and size of the anticipated audience
  • the publicity plan for the event

The evaluation committee will look favorably upon proposals that reflect collaboration across university areas through joint sponsorship and shared funding. Funds may not be used for the purchase of food.

Please submit your completed proposal via the online form linked below before 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018.

All applicants will be notified by September 10 regarding the status of their proposals. All funded applicants must provide a brief follow-up report to the committee within one month of the event.