DAC Mini-Grant Application Process

The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) invited UM student groups, faculty or staff to submit proposals for funding consideration. DAC funds activities and events that promote and enrich the cultural diversity of UM and the greater Missoula Community. There is no deadline to apply; but we encourage groups to apply early to maximize their opportunities for funding. Applications must be submitted by a current student, faculty, or staff member and proposals that demonstrate collaboration among students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged. Each application will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below. For questions about the process, please contact Natalie Hymes at natalie.hymes@mso.umt.edu.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Event fosters diversity on campus/in the campus community
  • Shows potential to make a lasting impact
  • Outlines a clear budget
  • Innovative events/projects will have priority over established events that have received funds in the past

Recent examples of successful proposals include:

  • Partial funding of a guest lecture hosted by La Gente Unida
  • Partial funding of a Native American Law Student Association film festival, alumni reception and youth conference
  • Partial funding of the International Culture and Food Festival sponsored by the International Student Association and Foreign Student and Scholar Services
  • Partial funding of a Middle East Peace Panel sponsored by the Model Arab League (Northern Rockies)

Recent examples of unfunded proposals:

  • Those that were incomplete
  • Those that were submitted after the deadline
  • Those that provided little or no evidence of efforts to secure funding in addition to that requested from the DAC
  • Those whose intended audiences were either limited in scope or did not comprise the campus community
  • Those that requested honoraria for UM employees
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