University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Mini-grants still available for summer programs/events; application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8

We are re-opening the request for proposal submission process as there are still funds available. So, if you have an idea for summer course, program or camp but you’re not sure how to fund it, apply for a mini-grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC). There is still an opportunity to receive a grant.

SPEC’s Start-Up mini-grant program will fund up to $5000 in the first year for deserving proposals that fall into these categories:

  • The development of new 2013 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
  • The expansion or redesign of existing credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.

Through the mini-grant program, the council wants to create positive learning experiences for the citizens of the Red River Valley Region and beyond by extending the resources of the University. The mini-grant funds will help cover the development, marketing and start-up costs for courses and programs held at UND during the summer months for up to three years. Examples include camps for kids, academic classes that can be completed in the summer months, or any special event designed for the community. Quality, creativity and “out of the box” ideas are encouraged when developing new programs.

All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Information can be found at The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Recipients will be announced March 1, 2013.

-- Brenda Dufault, coordinator, Summer Programs and Events, 777.0841,

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