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UK Women and Philanthropy Network Proposal Deadline July 31

Student recipients of the College of Public Health’s proposal “Developing Leaders for 21st Century Healthcare.”
Student recipients of the College of Public Health’s proposal “Developing Leaders for 21st Century Healthcare.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2022) — The UK Women and Philanthropy Network is accepting proposals for funding for the cycle that will begin January 2023. The deadline for proposal submission is July 31.

The grants support colleges and programs that are inspired to benefit current UK students. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per proposal, and the funds are to be used between January 2023 and August 2024. Colleges and programs may submit up to two proposals, and they must be approved by the respective dean or vice president.

Submissions will be presented to the UK Women and Philanthropy Network’s Leadership Council on Sept. 22. Ten proposals will advance to be presented to the full membership of more than 200 women on Nov. 3.

The mission of the UK Women and Philanthropy Network is to motivate and unite women as leaders, donors and advocates for the University of Kentucky. This passionate group of women first awarded grants in 2009, and since that time, has awarded $2,683,719.

Visit this page to access the funding application, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.