Mini-grants available for summer programs/events

Are you planning an event at UND next summer but lack funding? Do you plan to develop a new summer course but need financial resources? Consider applying for a mini-grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC). SPEC’s Start-Up mini-grant program will fund up to $5,000 in the first year for deserving proposals that fall into these categories:
- The development of new 2010 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
- The expansion or redesign of existing 2009 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 UND faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Information can be found at The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Recipients will be announced Dec. 21. For more information on the mini-grant program, contact Diane Hadden, director of Summer Sessions, 777-6284. For operational questions, contact the Summer Programs and Events Office at 777-0841.
-- Brenda Dufault, Coordinator, Summer Programs and Events,, 777-0841