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Vincentian Endowment Fund Grant recipients announced

Vincentian artwork
(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

The Division of Mission and Ministry has announced the recipients of 2019-20 Principal Vincentian Endowment Fund Grants.

This year, the VEF board awarded 16 grants totaling nearly $81,000. These grants vary in scope and emphasis; from supporting academic research to hosting conferences, from developing social justice initiatives to creating documentaries.

Below are the project directors awarded VEF grants and the titles of their grant proposals:
  • Jessica Bishop-Royse, “Structural Racism and Disparities in Infant Health”
  • Pat Bombard, “Conference: ‘Vincentian Contributions to a Sustainable World’”
  • James Choi, “Engage Earth”
  • Emanuele Colombo, “Encountering God through Friendship: The Spiritual Journey of Egeid Van Broeckhoven (1933-1967)”
  • Mark DeLancey, “Arts Council of the African Studies Association 18th Triennial Symposium”
  • Jaclyn Jensen, Grace Lemmon, and Goran Kuljanin, “Training HR Professionals on Managing the ‘Weight’ of Workplace Mistreatment”
  • Tom Judge, “American Vincentian Heritage Tour”
  • Jessica King, “Gag Rules”
  • S. Austin Lim, “The Open Neuroscience Initiative”
  • Mia Lopez, “DePaul Art Museum ‘The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene’ Public Programs”
  • Wm. Marty Martin, “Entrepreneurs of Color: A Twist on Diversity and Ending Poverty”
  • James Montgomery, “Lead Health Initiative in Chicago Public Schools”
  • Orson Morrison, “Mobile Therapy Resources for School-Based Mental Health Providers”
  • Maxim Samson, “Protecting Religious Liberties? Security Concerns at Places of Worship in Chicago”
  • Anne Saw, “Home-Based English Literacy Program for Newcomer Refugees”
  • Kayleigh Zinter and Rebecca McGarity-Palmer “Needs Assessment of Dax Program”
Visit the Vincentian Endowment Fund website to learn more about the grant proposals.

Established in 1992 through a gift from the Congregation of the Mission, the VEF aims to help enhance the Catholic, Vincentian Mission of DePaul University. Each fall, all students, staff and faculty can apply for the program. The next Principal VEF Grant Application Cycle will launch in September 2020. 

Discretionary VEF Grants for proposals up to $1,500 are still available throughout the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Contact Michael Van Dorpe for more information or visit the Mission and Ministry website.