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SAMI - Applications & faculty/staff Endorsements

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Please email Christine Wylie with any questions regarding the registration form at or call (734) 936-1055

Please click on the application below that you would like to fill out. When you have completed the form, select the "submit" button at the bottom of the page.


The Application Process
At the time of submission, all SAMI proposals MUST be in the following format:

  • Applicants must apply for SAMI funding via SAMI web site. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • A description of the academic multicultural component
    - This is the most important criteria and should be addressed separately
    - How event/project is both academic AND multicultural
    - Connection to SAMI's purpose and criteria
  • A summary of the proposal
    - Brief background on you or your student organization
    - Very specific description on the details of proposed event/project
    - Qualifications of guest speaker/performer
    - Contribution to the campus community
  • An itemized budget of expenses and other sources of funding
    - Include costs of facilities, speaker/honorarium fees, equipment and supplies, advertisement, transportation, and all other related costs
    - Other sources of funding - approved and pending
  • Faculty/Staff Endorsement
    - In order to foster positive academic relationships between faculty & staff and students, particularly undergraduates, SAMI requires all student applicants to first seek endorsement of events from faculty & staff members.
    - The recommenders will give their endorsements based on their belief that the project/event has both academic and multicultural significance.
    - Students are responsible for contacting recommenders and making them aware of the link to the recommender endorsement.
    Recommenders, please click here to give your endorsement.

- Recommenders, please click here to give your endorsement.


2015-2016 Application Deadlines
In order to give the SAMI Committee adequate time to review the applications, all proposals will be due one week before the monthly review meetings.

         Deadline to Submit Application:                         Receive Committee Decision By: 
         Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by 5pm                    Monday, October 12, 2015
         Friday, October 30, 2015 by 5pm                         Monday, November 16, 2015
         Monday, November 30, 2015 by 5pm                        Monday, December 14, 2015


         Deadline to Submit Application:                         Receive Committee Decision By: 
         Monday, January 5, 2016 by 5pm                          Monday, January 18, 2016
         Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5pm                         Monday, February 8, 2016
         Monday, February 29, 2016 by 5pm                        Monday, March 7, 2016
         Thursday, March 31, 2016 by 5pm                         Monday, April 18, 2016