Spectrum Center

                                                           Gadawski Callam LGBTQ Project-Based Grant

Through the generosity and assistance of Dan and Ted Gadawski Callam, the Spectrum Center administers funding to individual students and student organizations currently enrolled at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus who are looking to implement projects that seek to improve the experiences and climate of LGBTQ communities. The intent of this funding initiative is to create opportunities for University of Michigan students to transform policies and practices on campus, in the community, and on a national scale that positively impact LGBTQ communities. It is also an opportunity for applicants to invest in skills and knowledge that may contribute to their leadership development. A maximum amount of $3,000 is provided per project.

Guidelines for funding process

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any currently enrolled student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.

  • Funding is provided only once per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

  • Any currently active student organization registered and in good standing through the Center for Campus Involvement.

  • Projects have to positively contribute to and/or impact the LGBTQ community and climate.

  • Projects may or may not be related to a course and/or academic initiative

  • Interested students or student organizations should complete the application form available below.

Application Process

  1. Review aforementioned eligibility criteria

  2. Submit an application by completing the form below

  3. Spectrum Center staff will connect with you via email or phone to schedule an in-person meeting

  4. Funding decision will be communicated

Funding recipients are expected to:

  • Submit a detailed expected budget of expenses about the project

  • Meet in person with a Spectrum Center staff after completing the application

  • Maintain sustained and consistent communication with the Spectrum Center regarding the status of the project

  • Provide any pertinent updates/changes to the Spectrum Center staff contact about the initiative (i.e. change of event date, time, or location; cancellation of event; etc…)

  • Acknowledge the support of the Gadawski Callam Project-Based Funding offered through Spectrum Center on promotional platforms/materials and initiative products

  • Provide any expense receipts that were used from the Spectrum Center funding

  • Work with Spectrum Center staff to portray the final project outcomes on the Spectrum Center website, as appropriate

  • Be involved in stewardship activities with the donors, including a thank-you letter and testimonials

Failure to meet these program requirements may result in the termination of the funding agreement.

Funding will NOT be granted to:

  • Projects that do not comply with the law and/or institutional policies

  • Projects submitted solely by student fee-generated groups, such as Central Student Government, Residence Hall Councils, and school/college student governments. Proposals submitted in conjunction with Voluntary Student Organizations will be considered.

  • Funds cannot be used to directly benefit charity, fundraising efforts, or profit-making initiatives.

  • Alcoholic beverages and other drugs

  • Alumni-related activities and initiatives

  • Personal expenses, including goods, services, and fees, that do not benefit the project

  • Defense and prosecution of criminal and civil proceedings

To apply for funding assistance please click on the blue icon below

Gadawski Callam LGBTQ Project-Based Grant Application

 


                                                               

                                                                  Spectrum Center Enrichment Grant

The Spectrum Center offers funding assistance to student organizations and units/departments at the University of Michigan that contribute to the experiences, awareness, and improvement of LGBTQ communities on campus. A maximum amount of $200 is provided per initiative.

Guidelines for Funding Process

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any currently active student organization registered and in good standing through the Center for Campus Involvement

  • Any department and academic unit at the University of Michigan may be considered for funding.

  • Preference is given to initiatives that positively contribute to LGBTQ climate on campus.

  • Interested student organizations or departments should complete the application form available below.

  • Applications must contain a detailed expected budget of expenses for the project.

Application Process

  1. Review aforementioned eligibility criteria

  2. Submit an application by completing the form below

  3. Spectrum Center staff will connect with you via email or phone

  4. Funding decision will be communicated

Should funding be provided, funding recipients are expected to:

  • Provide any pertinent updates/changes to the Spectrum Center staff contact about the initiative (i.e. change of event date, time, or location; cancellation of event; etc…)

  • Acknowledge the support of the Spectrum Center on promotional platforms/materials and initiative products

  • Provide any expense receipts that were used with the Spectrum Center funding

  • Provide Spectrum Center with a final attendance count regarding the initiative

Failure to meet these program requirements may result in the termination of funding agreement.

Funding will NOT be granted to:

  • Initiatives that do not comply with the law and/or institutional policy

  • Initiatives that promote values and beliefs detrimental to the lives and experiences of LGBTQ communities

  • Requests made by individual students without collaborations sponsored by student organizations and/or Units on campus

  • Initiatives that have already occurred or are not taking place during the current academic year

  • Initiatives in which the primary audience is non-University students

  • Initiatives submitted solely by student fee-generated groups, such as Central Student Government, Residence Hall Councils, and school/college student governments. Proposals submitted in conjunction with Voluntary Student Organizations will be considered.

  • Initiatives promoting policies that pursue political issues and/or plan of actions

  • Initiatives for academic credit or class projects (see Gadawski Callam LGBTQ Project-Based Grant above)

  • Religious services; note that educational programs centered on religion and spirituality are permitted

  • Travel for off-campus trips, conferences, etc.

  • Funds cannot be used to directly benefit charity, fundraising efforts, or profit-making initiatives.

  • Alcoholic beverages and other drugs

  • Events occurring off-campus, including alternative break trips, events at local high schools or non-profit locations, etc.*

* Events occurring off-campus, when all other on-campus options are not available, may be open to consideration. Please contact our office to inquire whether your program may be applicable for a grant.

To apply for funding assistance please click on the blue icon below

Spectrum Center Enrichment Grant Application

Past Funding Assistance Programs

  • LGBT Michigan - Speaker: Katie Hill

  • Students of Color in Public Policy - The Disappearing Franchise with Vann R. Newkirk II

  • Out in Public - LGBT Policy Leadership Institute

  • Black History Month Planning Committee - Moonlight Screening

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art - World AIDS Day: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

  • oSTEM - Autumn Pride

  • Institute for Research on Women and Gender - Trans Health Activism in Detroit: Moving Forward Together

  • Michigan Community Scholars Program - MLK Event Circle of Unity