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Proposals Invited for Mini-Grants up to $500

Peace Conference discussion with main speaker Nick

The Orie Miller Center at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is offering mini-grants to an individual, a group or a department with an outstanding idea for integrating peace, justice, mission or development into campus life.

“Our goal is to stimulate creative ideas for integrating the central themes of the Orie Miller Center with EMU’s mission as it is lived out in our various departments and programs,” said Gloria Rhodes, director of the Center.

Rhodes said proposed projects should enhance the education, work and daily lives of EMU faculty, staff and students. Proposals for long-term social change and campus community improvements are encouraged.

To submit projects

Submissions must include:

•Who you are (student, club, department, faculty member, staffer)

•Proposal description (what and why)

•Implementation plan (how)

•The anticipated impact of your idea on the campus community

•Requested sum for implementation with an itemized budget

Submit your proposals online at emu.edu/applied-social-sciences/OMC-mini-grants/, via campus mail or via email to kaitlin.heatwole@emu.edu by Jan. 20.

Submissions will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of undergraduate professors using the following criteria:

•Applicability to the fields of peace, justice, development, and mission

•Feasibility of implementation given time and financial restraints

•Creativity of project idea

•Suitability to social needs on campus

Timeline

Jan. 20 – deadline for proposals to be submitted

Jan. 27 – announcement of winning proposals

About the Orie Miller Center

Orie O. Miller, a well-known Mennonite leader, modeled the integration of business, mission, development, education and peace in his generation. In addition, the Orie Miller Center promotes awareness and interest in these areas by organizing conferences, providing off-campus resource people and experiences, convening faculty and students to stimulate creativity and mutual understanding, and supporting students to attend related conferences for personal and professional development.

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