University News for March 13, 2012
The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is soliciting funding proposals for the 2012 Faculty Endowment Fund Competition.
The endowment fund committee of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences will allocate $101,000 through this year's Faculty Endowment Fund Competition to support projects proposed by academic and support staff, students and alumni of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
Acting Associate Dean Research Dr. Martin Scanlon says applications for the competition must be received by 12:00 noon Monday, March 19th.
Clip-Dr. Martin Scanlon-University of Manitoba:
What the endowment fund competition is, it's where we have a sum of money that's been generated from endowments to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences so these will be given by alumni, from students from a small portion of their fees, from support staff and faculty that have contributed to the funds and then from external donors as well.
This endowment then generates a certain amount of interest every year and that then is used to enhance the teaching, the research and the service component of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
Primarily though the funds tend to be devoted towards improving the teaching experience for students within the faculty.
We have this year about $101,000 which has been allocated so that it can be quite a substantial fund.
Dr. Scanlon says the endowment fund committee will meet soon after the submission deadline and hopes to have a decision on who will receive funding in early April.
For more information on the 2012 Endowment Fund Competition, visit the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences website at umanitoba.ca/afs.
For UniversityNews.Org, I'm Bruce Cochrane.
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