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Request Event Funding

The Department of American Culture and its constituent units enjoy collaborating with faculty, departments, graduate student interest groups, and undergraduate student groups on events that align with our mission. We are experimenting with a streamlined process for considering requests for co-sponsorship. If you are interested in receiving sponsorship, please read the relevant subsections below and then click "Apply Here."

If you have difficulty with the site, please contact the American Culture chief administrator. We welcome your comments on how to improve this process!

Resources are limited so requests should be conservative. The department at large (American Culture) reviews funding requests in coordination with its constituent programs in ethnic studies (Arab and Muslim American Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Native American Studies) so one request, rather than separate requests, should be made to the department and the ethnic studies programs. Please see the tabs below that describe individual criteria for funding requests.

In order to be eligible for funding, your event must be affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Application Deadline: Proposals must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of event. Funding requests will be compiled for review approximately twice a month and we strongly recommend applying as far in advance as possible to ensure that the application will be reviewed in time.

Submission: The proposal must include:

  • a brief narrative.
  • details regarding the planned event, including dates, location, scheduled activities or itinerary.
  • a budget, including information about other sources of funding sought and/or confirmed.
  • contact and account information

Consideration of incomplete applications will be delayed until all the needed information is received.

Additional Requirements:
Approved funding requests must include the granting unit's name as a sponsor in all publicity and acknowledgements of support. Please tag our department and each program that approves funding as a sponsor on Happening @ Michigan so your event will appear on each of the sponsor websites calendars. Our event coordinator will also share tagged posts on social media as appropriate, and need to be notified if any changes are made to your event.