UCA Foundation Staff Grants

Staff Grants

The UCA Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation existing solely to benefit the University of Central Arkansas. The UCA Foundation is committed to supporting the students, faculty, and staff of UCA. Each fall and spring semester, the Foundation awards grants to staff to support events or activities that enhance opportunities at UCA. These grants are intended to encourage creative endeavors, programs, and activities that enhance the culture of UCA.

UCA Foundation Staff Grant Application Form

Grant Priorities

Frequently, good ideas require funding that is not easily available from annual departmental budget sources. The UCA Foundation has allocated funds from unrestricted gifts to invest in creative projects that support the mission of the university and have a positive impact on the community.

The highest priority is given to innovative proposals that positively impact staff and engage other members of the UCA community in a manner consistent with UCA principles. Proposals for projects that may serve as seeds for development of more permanent programming are generally ranked above other requests. However, proposals for worthy activities that cannot be covered by established budgets may also be considered.

Proposals are more likely to be funded if:

  •         Requested funds are less than $1,000.
  •         Individuals or units requesting funds have not received foundation funding in the past 3 years.
  •         Similar projects have not received foundation funding in the past 3 years.

Proposals for equipment, travel, or stipends will generally not be funded.

Application Information and Procedures

The request for proposal will be valid for the spring 2020 term. Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 13, 2020. Award decisions will will be made on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be submitted through the online application.

Proposal applications are now being accepted. The online application can be found here.