The President's Challenge
The President’s Challenge has been developed in partnership with the Johnson Controls Foundation, to provide a $250,000, two-year grant for one interdisciplinary, collaborative proposal that seeks to change the trajectory of lives in our community by addressing one or more of the critical areas in which neighborhood inequities exist, including health, education, safety, housing, transportation and economic prosperity.
Applicants must be represented by at minimum, a five-person team that will participate in grant activities. Each team must be comprised of:
A substantial partnership with a community organization (including non-profit, public entity, or business).
- At least one faculty member from each of the following areas:
- Social Sciences; and,
If you're looking for a team, please fill out one of our online forms by April 6, 2018 to be included in a list of possible partners. There is a separate form for Marquette faculty, staff and students, and community partners. Faculty will receive the list of possible partners by April 13, 2018. Potential partners should be contacted by May 1, 2018.
February 12, 2018 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
University Information Session
Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
March 6, 2018
Community Information Sessions (PowerPoint Presentation):
- Neighborhood House Milwaukee
2819 W. Richardson Place
Milwaukee, WI 53208
- Journey House
2110 W. Scott Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
April 6, 2018
Deadline to submit interest forms for those looking to find a team. There is a separate form for Marquette faculty, staff and students, and community partners.
May 1, 2018
Potential partners who submitted interest forms online should be contacted by this date.
Late May / Early June 2018
One-day workshop for teams
September 1-15, 2018
Open session / office hours for application completion
September 15-30, 2018
Budget preparation workshop
September 30, 2018 (5 p.m.)
President's Challenge proposals due