Proposal Process

Applications for a grant may be submitted by faculty, administration, staff, and students. Completed proposals should be routed electronically through individual supervisors to appropriate cabinet member for consideration. Cabinet members will submit recommended requests electronically to the president for review. Generally, projects will only be funded for one year and will not incur a continuing obligation for support—such as salaries/wages. Submitted requests for the Annual Trustees' Opportunity Fund should be simply stated and should be short in length. Typically, grants are made in the $1,000–$5,000 range. The request must include the following:

  •  Title 
  •  Purpose: A description of the activity.
  •  Rationale and Impact (in terms of strategic plan): Explanation of how the project advances one or more of the four institutional priorities and ultimately, the mission of the university.
  •  Amount Requested/Budget: The amount requested and total budget for the proposed project.

There are no specific deadlines. Grants are made on a rolling basis contingent upon funding available.