A deadline is approaching for Ferris State University faculty and staff who seek to develop initiatives that represent the collaborative and innovative spirit of the university.
The 2017 Exceptional Merit Grant program will consider proposals that would support pilot programs, the purchase of equipment to advance program objectives, fund the training that enhances faculty expertise and provide matches to procure grant awards, according to Kim Erickson, administrative assistant for The Ferris Foundation.
“We ask that all appropriate materials are submitted for review, by Feb. 28,” Erickson said. “The gifts and grants committee, of The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors, will review all applications, with the applicants welcomed to explain their proposals in face-to-face presentations.”
Carla Miler, executive director of The Ferris Foundation, said awards of up to $7,500 will be announced by committee and Foundation leadership in early Spring 2017.
“The Exceptional Merit Grant awards represent one-half of the net proceeds from The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit,” Miller said. “The Foundation is happy to provide resources for faculty and staff. Giving back, in this fashion, creates benefits across the campus.”
Applications must be completed online by 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28. For more information, contact Erickson at (231) 591-2365.
PHOTO CAPTION: Applications are due Monday, Feb. 28 from Ferris State University faculty and staff seeking funding from the Exceptional Merit Grant program. The Ferris Foundation for Excellence Benefit, pictured here, awards one-half of its net proceeds to fund successful Merit Grant proposals.