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.
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.
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):
- the checklist page (provided)
- cover page form (provided)
- 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 (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.