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Innovation Grant Proposals Due March 17

Applications are being accepted for the Spring 2014 St. Lawrence Innovation Grants program, which will award grants up to $5,000 per project for new initiatives proposed by faculty, staff, and students.  This email provides all the details you’ll need to consider submitting a proposal, March 17.  You may submit completed proposals using the on-line application.

Innovation Grants are a program of the President’s Office, which provide funding for new ideas. Visit www.stlawu.edu/innovation-grants for more information.

Questions may be directed to Lisa Cania or committee members Amy Hauber, Noah Fitch ’14, Elaine White or Jeremy Freeman.

Innovation Grants

Purpose:

To encourage initiatives that will improve the quality of life at St. Lawrence through curricular, co-curricular, or campus life projects and provide a foundation for St. Lawrence’s future. 

Duration:

Projects funded could be one-year, one-time efforts, or could be the beginning of a multi-year or permanent program at St. Lawrence. Projects that have the opportunity for perpetuation are especially welcome.

Eligibility: 

  • All faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit a proposal to the Innovation Grants Committee.
  • Proposals from students should have a faculty or staff sponsor.
  • Proposals that connect departments or divisions are especially welcome. Faculty or staff who submit proposals will be asked to incorporate the project into their work, rather than have current work displaced or released.

Exclusions: 

St. Lawrence Innovation Grants will not fund travel by faculty, staff or students, though travel by visitors (workshop leaders, speakers etc. will be considered); grants will not provide stipends to current faculty, staff or students; grants will not fund capital improvements (such as facilities renovations) or replace equipment in normal operating schedules.

Details:

  1. The initiative clearly improves the quality of life on campus in any way a Laurentian (faculty, staff or student) experiences St. Lawrence: curricular, co-curricular or campus life.
  2. The sponsor(s) will provide a report at the end of the project period and include any relevant measurable statistics about the initiative.
  3. The sponsor(s) will articulate the potential for continuation if the program is proposed to be multi-year or permanent and the sponsor(s) will work with the administration to locate potential funding sources.

Full proposals are required and should include as much detail as possible regarding how the project will be implemented, including a calendar, itemized budget, name(s) of sponsors and project staff, and a description of departments and/or classes that could be involved with the program.  Please include contact information for the project coordinator from SLU and any other collaborators. Benefits should be evident and articulated.

The proposal deadline for the 2014 spring semester will be March 17, 2014.  Proposal review will begin immediately by our committee of faculty, students, and staff and those projects selected will be announced to the campus community in early May.

Submissions:

You may submit completed proposals using this on-line application.