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Grant Funds Available for Existing Wyoming Projects


January 24, 2012 — A grant that pairs a University of Wyoming faculty member with a visiting expert from another country is available for pre-existing Wyoming projects.

"The World Comes to Wyoming Fund" program provides financial assistance to Wyoming organizations, bringing in experts from other countries to join in existing, ongoing projects. Established in 2009, the fund provides grants of up to $2,400 a year and is financed by gifts, grants and matching grants, says Anne Alexander, UW International Programs director.

"Projects should aim to use UW's international expertise and connections, and the goal is to enrich established, ongoing projects," Alexander says. "Ongoing projects may be economic, educational or political, but must involve the University of Wyoming and extend beyond the Laramie campus."

Wyoming entities, including companies, nonprofits and government agencies, are encouraged to apply for the grant.

"Applications are welcome from anyone, who has a pre-existing project in Wyoming, that would benefit in a measurable way from interaction with a visiting expert from another country," Alexander says. "Rather than start new projects, the fund is to augment projects that exist -- project coordinators also will be paired with UW experts."

Application information is available at http://www.uwyo.edu/intprograms/world-to-wyo/index.html or by contacting Alexander at aalex@uwyo.edu.

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