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LVAIC Funded Programs: Call for Proposals

January 23, 2018, @ 8:23 AM

The LVAIC Collaborative Funding program provides resources to groups within the LVAIC community who, through collaboration, wish to engage in activities that advance LVAIC’s priorities.  The proposed activities should explore new and innovative ideas, broaden audience inclusion, and/or maximize the sharing of resources and experiences across LVAIC community.

Types of Activities Funded may include but are not limited to:

  • Emerging collaborative learning communities (Communities of Practice)
  • Conferences/Workshops/Symposia
  • Innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Collaborative certificate and course creation
  • Innovative resource efficiencies

New this year:

  • Online form for submission of proposal
  • In person workshop to assist with proposal submission
  • Eligibility parameters and budget utilization guidelines (see below for both)
  • Event/program registration tool through the LVAIC website

Applying for funding:
A group that wishes to apply for collaborative funding should:

  • Review the Submission Parameters, Funding Utilization, and Proposal Contents (see below for each of these)
  • Select a proposal lead to submit proposal. This individual needs to be a current faculty or staff member of one of the six LVAIC member schools.
  • Identify someone from the proposal team to attend one of the Funded Proposal Workshops (register here)
  • Complete the funded proposal submission (complete here) by March 1, 2018

Proposal Review:
As in previous years, the proposals will be reviewed by various leadership members from across the six LVAIC campuses. Content in the proposal submission will be reviewed against proposal evaluation criteria.  Proposal leads will be contacted in the event further clarification is required.

Proposal leads will be notified of decisions by May 15, 2018, with funding to be available beginning July 1, 2018.

Further Resources:
Examples of previously funded programs and their final reports are available here. The funded program Frequently Asked Questions are available here. Any additional questions can be directed to Charlene Bergstresser at bergstresserc@lvaic.org

Eligibility Parameters:
All proposals must meet the following parameters in order to be considered for funding review:

  • Alignment to LVAIC priorities
  • Collaboration between three or more LVAIC member schools
  • Identified proposal lead must be a current faculty or staff member of an LVAIC member school
  • Participation must be open to all six LVAIC campuses

Funding Scales and Utilization:
Funding will be awarded based on proposal type, implementation plan, and budget plan.

Maximum allowable funding for Conferences/Workshops/Symposia will be:
1st year maximum = $5,000
2nd year maximum = $3,500
Reoccurring, 3rd year and beyond maximum = $2,000

Maximum allowable funding for multi-year program development will be based upon proposed budget, implementation plan and overall program impact.

In-Scope use of Funding
Catering (event and planning)
Speaker Honorarium
§  Internal Max $500
§  External variable
Travel Expense (speaker)
Student Transport
Materials (Poster Printing, technology, software)
ADA compliance needs
Faculty program development stipend, max $750
Student registration fees

Out of Scope use of funding
Awards (cash or cash equivalent)
Payment to students (cash or cash equivalent)
Organizer/Administration stipend (cash or cash equivalent)
Inter-campus mileage





Proposal Contents:
All proposals will be submitted via an online form.  The following information will be collected as part of the submission process and will be utilized for proposal review.

  • Names and contact information for proposal lead and all team members
  • Goals/Desired outcome of proposed program
  • Target LVAIC audience
  • Alignment to LVAIC priorities
  • Planned assessment methodology
  • Resources being requested (financial and other)
  • Budget plan (revenue, expense, other funding sources)
  • Implementation Plan
  • Future sustainment and follow-up collaboration as applicable
  • Current institutional support for proposal
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