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Apply for a Hrabowski Innovation Fund Grant

Application deadlines for AY 2015-16 are Friday, October 14, 2016 and Friday, February, February 17, 2017.

Download the Hrabowski Fund for Innovation 2016-17 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.

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 (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.