Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Call for Pepsi Proposal for Spring 2020 Programs -- REMINDER! Due Next Monday

Each semester the Review Committee for the Pepsi Enhancement Fund send out a call for proposals for program funding.  At this time, we encourage you to submit proposals for the Spring 2020 term.  The programs and events must occur during January 27 - May 12, 2020.

A $50,000 fund, generously provided by PepsiCo, will be used to underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population.  For Fall 2019, we received 72 proposals, and we were able to award 56 grants.  Some of the programs receiving funding include Welcome to the BlG Show, Mental Health Awareness Week, DC Dancesort Inferno, Young Researcher’s Conference, Room Decorating with Studio A, and SEE Haunted House. 

Each of the proposals will be measured by the following criteria:
1.      Will the event/program contribute to the creation of campus community?
2.      Will the event/program appeal to a wide audience of campus citizens?
3.      Will the event/program contribute to the advancement of the academic mission of the University?
4.      Will the event/program enhance the co-curriculum, enlarging opportunities for leadership, cultural and social exchange, and service to the University and broader community?

Submit your proposal online at https://stampunion.umd.edu/pepsi/ prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019.  All proposals must be completed online and a response is required to all of the questions detailed on the form.  The Pepsi Review Committee will review all proposals by the end of October/early November.  Departments and organizations receiving funds will be notified following the Review Committee meeting and the funds will be available at the start of the spring semester.  Please note, in order to accommodate the greatest number of groups in our funding process, a sponsoring organization may not submit more than two (2) proposals per semester.

Thank you, in advance, for submitting your proposal for Pepsi Enhancement Funds.  Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Donna Lim at dylim@umd.edu or at 301-314-8491.