The University College at MTSU administers the program to encourage and acknowledge public service, through which faculty and staff enrich the greater community.
The Public Service Committee, which is appointed by the president, reviews the grant proposals and partially or completely funds winning proposals. Funding for 2010 ranged from $300 to $5,000, said David Foster, the UC’s marketing director.
“Some of these projects enabled literacy programs, recitals, health-education programs and historical research,” Foster noted. “Many grants are done in partnership with other organizations, such as schools, governments, museums and libraries.”
The committee also recognizes accomplishments of faculty and staff via public-service award nominations each spring from the University committee. The program offers two faculty and one staff award of $3,000 each, both of which are presented at the Fall Faculty Meeting each August. The 2010-11 winners will be announced this Friday, Aug. 26.
Details and forms for the public-service grants, as well as public-service awards, are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/university-college/public-service/public-service-grants.php. For more information, contact Sherry Fuller at 615-898-2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Tom Tozer (Thomas.Tozer@mtsu.edu)