KNOXVILLE – The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists’ Giving Circle Grant Program is accepting grant applications for the 2011 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, departmental units, and student organizations from all UT campuses are eligible to apply.
Applications, submission information, and past recipients can be accessed at http://alliance.tennessee.edu/grants.html. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31, 2010. Applications must be submitted electronically.
The Executive Board of the Alliance of Women Philanthropists created the Giving Circle in 2007 to help make an impact on the UT campuses and to increase the Alliance’s direct involvement with the University of Tennessee’s students, faculty and staff. To fulfill its mission to educate, empower and inspire women to be philanthropic leaders, the Alliance’s Giving Circle funds innovative projects and programs that focus on issues of interest to women.
Applicants may develop a new project or program which benefits their campus or expands upon an existing program. Winning initiatives promote the spirit of the Alliance by providing opportunities which inspire leadership among the UT community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and are awarded annually to the most innovative and deserving applicants. The winners will be announced Feb. 25, 2011.
Last year’s winners included UT Martin Recycles!, UT Knoxville’s Teaching and Learning Center, UT Knoxville’s College of Nursing and UT Knoxville’s School of Architecture with the Department of Engineering, Planning, Environmental Studies.
For more information about the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists and its Giving Circle visit http://alliance.tennessee.edu/.