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NOTE: In addition to submitting your electronic request for proposal, you will be expected to present your project in person to the Gifts and Grants Committee of The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors.
The Ferris Foundation, acting under the authority of its Board of Directors, respectfully requests the submission of proposals from those who are interested in pursuing projects that demonstrate exceptional merit in advancing the mission of Ferris State University.
To foster academic collaboration and maximize academic project initiatives, extra consideration (more weight) will be given to projects that have obtained outside funding from partnering with business and industry or outside government agencies toward the estimated proposal total.
Please click on the right menu to view the mission and purpose of The Ferris Foundation.
Grant awards will not exceed $7,500 and are not renewable, however, previously funded projects may be considered by The Ferris Foundation.
Funds have been established to support projects that represent the innovative and collaborative spirit of Ferris State University, including (but not limited to) the following types of endeavors:
**It is not the intent of the grant to fund/provide direct compensation for faculty/staff. Student salaries are considered on a case by case basis.
Proposals will be submitted in electronic format and provide the following information to the extent that it is available:
Proposals received after 5:00 p.m. on the final day of submission or not adhering to the guidelines will not be accepted or considered.
Please contact Kim Erickson at the Foundation Office (231-591-2365) if you have any questions regarding the process.
Recipients must create two reports – a mid-year report due in December and a final report due in April .
If your question is not listed here, please email Foundation assistant Kim Erickson at [email protected].