HAVE A VISION FOR GOUCHER COLLEGE?
Apply for an Innovation Grant and turn your great idea into a campus initiative.
Now in its 15th year, the Goucher College Innovation Grants Committee announces $15,000 in funding available for the 2012-13 academic year ($7,500 in the fall and $7,500 in the spring) for use by students, faculty, and staff. The sole purpose of the Innovation Grant Fund is to sponsor new and imaginative campus projects.
WHO CAN APPLY?
All members of the campus community are equally eligible to participate-students, staff, and faculty. Joint initiatives are encouraged.
WHAT TO DO?
Complete a simple, user-friendly, four-page proposal form. Be prepared to explain how your project specifically fits with the college's strategic priorities.
WHEN TO DO IT?
Now. The deadline is Friday, February 22, 2013. Send proposals in electronic form to Wendy Belzer Litzke at email@example.com. The committee will announce awards in early November.
WHOM TO CALL OR E-MAIL WITH QUESTIONS?
Wendy Belzer Litzke in the President's Office (x6042), firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IDEAS GET FUNDED?
All kinds. Your proposal should be innovative and support Goucher's strategic plan. For example, past grants have launched an academic support program in Baltimore City public schools, a faculty/staff yoga program, and a campus clean stream project.
WHAT IDEAS DON'T GET FUNDED?
Proposals that request travel funds for students to present at conferences or for student research purposes. (You can request these funds through the Provost's Office.)
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A GRANT?
The committee usually approves approximately a third to half of the grant requests. Out of the initiatives not chosen, there are often many good ideas that may warrant approval after further development and refinement.
WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE AMOUNTS AWARDED?
The range of grants has been between $250 and $5,000. The typical project is awarded between $1,000 and $2,000.
HOW TO APPLY?
Download the Innovation Grant application form, and submit it to Wendy Belzer Litzke.
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