Endowed Mission Fund

Endowed Mission Fund for Faculty & Staff Development
in the Jesuit Catholic Mission of Seattle University

The Endowed Mission Fund provides grant funding (typically between $500-$5000) to faculty and staff who develop proposals to integrate the Jesuit Catholic Mission of Seattle University into their professional development, scholarship, teaching, and department formation, through mission-related projects, programs, book groups, research, community gatherings, and trainings.  See below for examples of previously funded EMF application requests. 

The Endowed Mission Fund application process for Academic Year 23-24 is now open!
Application deadline has been EXTENDED to March 13, Monday! 

Click here for: Endowed Mission Fund 2023-24 application

For 2023-24, the EMF committee particularly welcomes proposals which advance the
Universal Apostolic Preferences .

Please contact Eddie Salazar with any questions you may have or for more information on the application process.

Examples of Previously Funded Proposals

  • Training in Racial Justice for Law school faculty ($2,000)
  • Catholic Social Teaching workshops in Albers ($2,600)
  • A campus lecture series on Jesuits and Science ($2,000)
  • An inclusion and diversity workshop hosted by Department of Communications ($2,500)
  • Faculty and Staff of Color Retreat ($4,000)
  • Ignatian Pedagogy Series through the Center for Faculty Development ($3,850)
  • A Jesuit Mission Retreat for the University Advancement Division ($5,000)


Endowed Mission Fund Committee:

Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos - Vice President for Mission Integration (Co-Chair)
Jen Tilghman-Havens - Center for Jesuit Education (Co-Chair)
Michelle Kim - Office of Multicultural Affairs
Dale Watanabe – International Student Center
Audrey Hudgins – Matteo Ricci Institute
Ajay Abraham – Albers School of Business & Economics
Mary Kay Brennan - Arts & Sciences, Social Work
Eddie Salazar – Center for Jesuit Education (staff support)

EMF committee members are careful to recuse themselves when there is a conflict of interest in reviewing a particular grant