“Marquette takes itself seriously, both as a university and as Catholic, and I think we give the lie to George Bernard Shaw’s statement that Catholic and university is a contradiction in terms.” ~ Ed Simmons
The Office of Mission and Ministry administers some limited grant funds for projects and course development that extend the mission of the university in significant ways. While each of the grants has a particular focus, all of them contribute toward a more authentic expression of Marquette's mission and identity. Over the years, these grants have been the basis for many important and long-lasting efforts.
If you are a full-time employee, we encourage you to consider applying for those funds that are consistent with the intent of your proposed project or course. The links on this page include guidelines and other helpful information for applicants.
FY2015 Grant Recipients
Eligibility and Focus
Available to Marquette staff and faculty, the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund distributes modest grants (generally $500 to $2,500) to finance small projects or provide seed money for programs or events that deepen the Catholic Jesuit identity of Marquette University. Because the grants are relatively small, it is essential that the funds be clearly targeted toward creative projects with obvious implications for the mission of Marquette expressed in faith, excellence, leadership and service. For the 2014-2015 grant term, an effort will be made to provide an equal numbers of grants to proposals from academic as well as administrative units. Proposals that are interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and have an interfaith or global perspective will receive special consideration. However, the quality and creativity of the proposals will still be the major determining factor for the grants. We request that there be no more than two proposals from a department, including any that are interdepartmental.
Please direct any questions to Doug Leonhardt, S.J., Associate Vice President of Mission and Ministry at 288-7837