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Merril McEwen Memorial Fund

Dr. Merrill McEwen was the first chair of the Department of Music at Bowling Green State University. His leadership in curriculum, faculty development and university relations was crucial to the development of the new department. He was a gifted teacher, musician and administrator. As the first chair of the BGSU music department, McEwen was responsible for the nurturing of the music faculty in the early years of our existence.

The Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund celebrates the legacy of Merrill McEwen by supporting the professional activities of pre-tenure music faculty in the College of Musical Arts.

Earnings from the Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund endowment will vary from year to year. Applicants may apply for funding up to $1,000.

Application Procedure

All faculty in the College of Musical Arts are invited to apply to the Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund. However, preference will be given to a proposal from the music faculty who hold probationary contracts in the current academic year. If a qualified probationary faculty member is not identified, the award may be given to a tenured faculty member. Previous recipients may apply, however preference will be given to first time applicants.

The Application Deadline is March 17, 2014.

To be considered for a Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund grant, electronically submit the following materials to the administrative secretary by the announced deadline:

  1. A letter describing your proposed project indicating how the additional funding would be used to support your teaching, research or service activities in the College of Musical Arts. Be sure to indicate the potential impact of this grant on your professional development as well as the positive contribution to your students or the College of Musical Arts.
  2. A copy of your most recent annual productivity report.
  3. A detailed project budget.

Selection Process

The Office of the Dean will submit the applications to the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee of the College of Musical Arts will review all applications and forward a prioritized list of recommendations to the dean, who will make the final selection. Professional development funds will be available upon notification.

The recipient of the Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund will be announced at an appropriate public gathering of the College of Musical Arts and information will be released to the BGSU Office of Marketing and Communications.

Final Report

Upon completion of the funded project, a written report not to exceed two pages will be submitted to the dean of the College of Musical Arts.