The EXCEL Enterprise Fund is a fund set aside for students to receive micro grants of $1,000. Students must have a well-driven plan for either individual support or team projects that have significant professional development and community impact. In some exceptional cases, funding can be increased to $1,500.
When is the deadline? The first deadline is tomorrow, October 5! But, never fear! There are three other rounds of applications! (November 16, January 18, March 8).
What are the key requirements? You must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the SMTD at the time of application, but other team members can be from other units of the university. Only one micro grant per year will be awarded to applicants, and the selection committee may elect to have funding pushed to another term if issues are found with the proposed project.
How do I apply? A 500 word document is required, which should address the application questions posted on the Fund’s website.
Click here to get more information on the EXCEL Enterprise Fund!
Some other important events and deadlines:
EXCEL Open Lab: Grant-Opoly. “In this session of Open Lab, Grant-Opoly, we’ll facilitate a game where teams will work within a grant budget, plan an event, and be coached by three of the SMTDAlumni-Award winners. This event will be interactive and fun!” Come by on October 5th, 9:30 am in the EXCEL Lab (1279 Moore).
EXCEL Talk: Jonathan Baruch. “UM Graduate Jonathan Baruch is the founding partner at Rain Management Group / StoryBy, a media company that manages careers of artists and produces/packages content in all areas of entertainment. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the company has begun creating and packaging original content for the digital space, brands, live performances and Broadway.” Come to 2443 Walgreen Drama Center on October 5th at 12:00 pm!
Modern Lab: Dee Tomasetta. “Dee Tomasetta received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Michigan. She most recently was seen in the First National Tour of Finding Neverlandplaying the role of Peter Pan and Ensemble. Dee was featured on So You Think You Can Dance as a Top 15 female finalist in Season 10 where she met choreographer Mia Michaels. She has since worked as an assistant choreographer with Ms. Michaels.” Swing by the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Dance Building on October 5th at 12:00 pm!