Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Pepsi Proposals for Spring 2021 Programs

Each semester the Review Committee for the Pepsi Enhancement Fund sends out a call for proposals for program funding.  At this time, we encourage you to submit proposals for the Spring 2021 term.  The programs and events must occur during January 25 - May 11, 2021.

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 2020, we received 69 proposals, and we were able to award 58 grants.  Some of the programs receiving funding include Womxn in Symposium, Kidney Disease Screening Event, Careers in Communication, Technica Hacks, Mental Health Awareness Week, and Dorm Room Decorating with Studio A.

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. Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  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.  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. For more information on the Pepsi Enhancement Fund and a list of FAQs, please visit this webpageThank 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.