About the Vandal Ideas Project
The Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) is a competitive university-wide grant program to stimulate bold new ideas that support our strategic goals. In response to a request from Faculty Senate, $50,000 is available to support projects that have potential to either increase enrollment (both new student recruitment as well as retention) or other projects that generate new revenue. VIP funding will come from the university’s recent P3 transaction. As required by that transaction, all proposals must demonstrate potential for revenue generation.
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Note: a previous version of the Cover Sheet & Budget Template contained an error. Support for students will be considered.
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final proposal must be submitted in as a single PDF document. See the RFP for details for proposal requirements.
VIP Grant Timeline (approximate)
- RFP Launch—Monday, April 26
- Proposal deadline (2.5 weeks)—Thursday, May 13
- UBFC recommendations to Provost and President (2 weeks)—Thursday, May 27
- Award decisions communicated (2 weeks)—Thursday, June 10
- Funding available—Thursday, July 1
Contact email@example.com with any questions.