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Theme Year Grants for Year of Water: October 31

October 5, 2010, Volume 57, No. 06

The theme year encourages individual students, faculty and staff as well as departments and centers to create programming that relates to the topic in many contexts: the sciences, the humanities, social culture and policy, and the arts.

The Provost’s office sponsors a Year of Water Grants Program which support opportunities to create, participate in, and learn about water. The Grants Committee will evaluate applications based on the quality and innovation of the project and its potential to engage and involve the Penn community. They encourage multi-disciplinary and/or collaborative projects between Penn organizations and schools. Project leaders are encouraged to reach out to other schools and departments, especially to share expertise, networking opportunities, and invite lists.

The materials should be used for grants of up to $750, for which Penn faculty, students and staff can apply, either individually or in groups.

Applicant must be a current University of Pennsylvania student, faculty, or staff member, or a group comprised of at least 80% current University of Pennsylvania students.

Applicants may apply as an individual student or as the representative of a student organization.

Faculty and staff projects must engage students as the primary participants.

For groups that are not formally registered with the Office of Student Life, a sponsoring Penn department or program is required.

Funding will be not given for proposals submitted after the activity has taken place.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Year of Water grant proposals must be received by October 31, 2010.

The final project must be accessible to the entire Penn community (anyone from Penn’s campus must be able to participate and/or attend).

Applicants may request funding for the following project expenses: Materials, transportation, equipment, publicity, facilities, fees, and payment to professional performers or technical assistants. Requests for travel or accommodation expenses for individual applicants are rarely funded, and applicants will be encouraged to rent or borrow equipment whenever possible.

For more information, see www.yearofwater.org or contact David Fox at dfox@upenn.edu.

Almanac - October 5, 2010, Volume 57, No. 06