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Apply for a Hrabowski Innovation Fund Grant

Application deadlines for AY 2017-18 are Friday, October 20, 2017 and Friday, February 16, 2018.

Download the Hrabowski Fund for Innovation 2017-18 Proposals Packet.

How to Write a Compelling Hrabowski Innovation Fund Proposal

 

Types of Awards

Seed Awards have a budget totaling less than $3,500 for the twenty-four month period.

Adaptation Awards have a budget totaling $10,000 or less for the twenty-four month period. These awards support the adaptation and implementation of existing successful innovations into other courses, programs, or disciplines.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Awards have a budget totaling $10,000 or less for the twenty-four month period. These awards support the collection and analysis of data on the effect of interventions on student learning and success with the purpose of public dissemination and review.

Implementation and Research Awards have a budget of $3,500 or greater, up to the total maximum amount of $25,000 for the twenty-four month period. Individual recipients and the leader of a collaborative project may use the title of “UMBC Innovation Fellow” for the duration of the award. Individuals participating in a collaborative group project will be considered as members of a “UMBC Innovation Collaborative.” The responsibilities of UMBC Innovation Fellows are described below.

 

Applications consist of completion and submission of the following components (see the application packet above):

  1. the checklist page (provided)
  2. cover page form (provided)
  3. proposal narrative

Proposal narratives for seed awards (total budget less than $3,500) have a maximum length of three pages (single-spaced, font equivalent to Times New Roman 12 point) including a budget justification.

Proposal narratives for adaptation awards and SoTL awards (total budget up to $10,000) have a maximum length of eight pages (single-spaced, font equivalent to Times New Roman 12 point) including a budget justification with a separate detailed budget.

Proposal narratives for implementation and research awards (total budget greater, or equal to, $3,500 but no more than $25,000) have a maximum length of eight pages (single-spaced, font equivalent to Times New Roman 12 point) including a budget justification with a separate detailed budget.

 

Expectations of All Awardees

  • Within three months of project completion: a presentation and brief written report about key outcomes. These reports will be publicly displayed on UMBC’s Carnegie Grants website.
  • Attendance and a presentation at the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Symposium.
  • At the end of the first twelve months, submission of a mid-project progress report including current status of the project and budget expenditures to that point.

Additional expectations of Implementation and Research Grant Awardees only:

  • A follow-up presentation mid-project to the Deans, Provost and President.
  • If nominated, willingness to serve on the selection panel for the following year’s competition.