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February 25, 2014

Deadline for Innovation Grants March 28

2014 Faculty & Staff Innovation Grants Available

The 2014 Innovation Grant Application is now available. The deadline to apply for a 2014 grant is March 28, 2014.  These grants are offered by the Educational Foundation to encourage academic enrichment activities.

Faculty and staff should consider proposing innovative projects, novel approaches, and creative activities that support the College’s vision statement:

As a student-oriented center for lifelong learning, Virginia Western Community College will meet the needs of our diverse community by providing comprehensive educational programs and workforce development.

Awards will be made on May 1, 2014. If awarded, the mid-term report for the Innovation Grant will be due on Sept. 17, 2014 and final report will be due April 1, 2015.

Frequently asked questions:

Who can apply?  All members of the Virginia Western Community College faculty and staff may apply.  Faculty must have been at the College for at least 2 yrs. of continuous service, September-June.

What is the typical amount of an Innovation Grant award?  Awards range from $1,000.00 - $7,000.00

What is the length of the application?  Applicant must provide a cover sheet with supervisor’s name, detailed description (should not exceed 3 pages), explanation of how success of the project will be measured, timetable, budget, additional information (i.e. brochures, videos, etc. that elucidate the application.)

How difficult is it to secure this grant?  Awards are based on the quality and uniqueness of the projects submitted.  Therefore, degree of difficulty in securing an Innovation Grant depends on the number of applicants with outstanding projects for consideration.Make sure your grant stands out!!

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.