Innovation & Opportunity


Application Process

Funded Proposals

Application Process and Instructions


 Application Instructions:

  • Application:  Complete an application.  Please note that there are character limits for each section.
  • Budget:  Complete the budget worksheet.  You are encouraged to speak with someone who has experience with budgets at the college (such as the Budget Office) while you draft the budget for your proposal.  You are also encouraged to contact Human Resources to validate salaries in your project.
  • Signature Page:  When all of the sections of your proposal are complete, fill out and print a signature approval form, the printable version of your application, and budget, and have your supervisor review and approve it by signing the signature approval form.  Please budget enough time for your supervisor to sign and approve your application.
  • Submission: Please submit the application, budget, and signature approval form electronically to the Strategic Planning and Budget Council.
  • Rubric: Review the Innovation Proposal Rubric .  The Innovation Fund Review Committee uses this form to guide their comments on each proposal.
  • Follow-up Report:  Project leads will submit a report to the Innovation Fund Committee each year for the duration of the project.

Timeline for Submittal:

  • April 15, 2019 – Applications are due before midnight; late applications will not be accepted, so please make sure to plan appropriately.
  • April 19, 2019 – Application reviewers will submit questions to the applicant (if there are any unresolved issues with the application or areas needing clarification).
  • April 23, 2019 – If questions are submitted to the applicant, then the applicant must respond to the application review committee by the end of this day.
  • Late May – The Executive Team will make a final decision on the application and email that decision to the applicant.