The Mission Micro Grant Program

Micro Grant Program
"In the News"

UDM's Mission Micro Grant program is the cover story for the March issue of AJCU Connections.

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The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) chose to feature the Mission Micro Grant program as an example of Jesuit university efforts to develop faculty who carry out the institution's Catholic mission. The cover article, "Growing the mission through micro grants," was written by Assistant Professor Mary-Catherine Harrison and Associate Professor Rosemary Weatherston of the English Department.

Now in its eighth year, the Mission Micro Grant Program awards annual grants of up to $200 to any full- or part-time UDM faculty or staff member in support of activities that promote UDM’s mission of being a Catholic, Mercy, Jesuit, urban, and student-centered university. You can find more on UDM's mission statement on the mission website. The call for MMG applications occurs in September and awards are announced in November.

Why have a program like this?

  • Because we believe that our mission is something that lives most powerfully in the day-to-day lives and activities of our students, staff, faculty, and administrators;
  • Because we believe there are many different ways to be Catholic, Mercy, Jesuit, urban, and student-centered;
  • Because we believe that creative grassroots-level explorations and promotions of the mission are a lot more likely to happen with seed money.

For more on the Program, please take a look at the following information or contact Program Director Rosemary Weatherston at / 313-993-1083.

Thank you for your participation!

UDM Mission Micro GrantRosemary Weatherston
Mission Micro Grant Program Director

John Staudenmaier, S.J.
Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity