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President Groarke and colleague in kayaks in Otonabee River

Office of the President

Office of the President

T.E.W. Nind Endowment Fund

Terms of Reference

The T.E.W. Nind Endowment Fund was established to honor former Trent President Tom Nind. This fund is to be used at the discretion of the President, and each President has set out the priorities for its use during his or her term.

The following terms of reference were developed in such a way as to ensure that they are compatible with and complementary to the Learning Innovations Grant, administered by the Instructional Development Centre.

Projects will be eligible for support from the Nind Fund if it can be demonstrated that they will enhance campus life. Those projects that are potentially of interest to broad segments of the university community will be particularly welcome. Nind Fund support will be granted to assist in bringing people and events to Trent or in organizing special projects. Events, programs, conferences, services, etc., in order to be eligible, must be open to, and likely to appeal to, all segments of the university and where appropriate, the wider Peterborough and Oshawa communities. Applications for faculty, staff, or student travel will not normally be considered. Proposals that will enhance the formal academic programs of the University will not usually be supported by the Nind Fund, but may be eligible for support from the Learning Innovations Grant.

The Nind Fund will provide support in amounts not normally in excess of $500. Up to 50% of annually available funds may be used for recurring programs/projects that have proven successful in the outreach component of their activity and where in the absence of the Nind Fund support would not be sustainable.

Applications from students, faculty and staff are invited and should state: the purpose and benefits of the project; a full description including dates; a complete balanced budget, including all anticipated sources of revenue (Nind Fund and other) and expenditures; and names of all organizers. Applications should be addressed to the President and submitted to the Office of the President, Bata Library. Applications will be considered at any time of the year.

Revised March 2005