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ISEF Submission Form

  • Note: Please follow response word limits when provided.

  • Note: While Seed Grant proposals are accepted from all eligible faculty and staff on a rolling basis, Impact Grant proposals are accepted by invitation only (Jan 17 deadline) based on a review of a related Letter of Intent (Oct 18 deadline).

  • Project Overview

  • (250 words)
  • Project Participant Information

    The following information is required for all Project Leads:
  • Please provide one (1) paragraph for each of the primary collaborators in the proposed project that states their position and provides an overview of their relevant expertise.
  • Detailed Project Description

  • Why are you undertaking this project? What specific need will it meet, and how does it intersect with unit, division, and/or institutional goals? (750 words)
  • Provide a brief description of the expected outputs of the project. (250 words)
  • Who will benefit from this project and how? (250 words)
  • How will you measure the success of this project? (250 words)
  • Provide a clear timeline for the project, including major milestones and progress reports.
  • What are the plans for sustaining and/or sharing the project beyond the ISEF funding limits? (250 words)
  • A short bibliography related to the development of the proposal. (250 words).
  • Project Budget - (Upload in PDF format)

  • The ISEF chart of funds and itemized expenses (direct download link), to be filled in and uploaded as a PDF file.
  • Provide a summary of the major rationales and justifications for the type, amount and duration of funds requested. Include as much information as possible on the major expenditure milestones (250 words)
  • Provide a description of existing university resources leveraged in support of the project
  • Divisional Support

    Impact Grants: A letter of support from the sponsoring division’s Dean is required. Seed Grants: At a minimum, a letter of support from the head of the sponsoring unit is required. Some multi-departmental divisions also require Decanal approval, and applicants should contact their Dean’s office to determine appropriate policies.
  • Applicants will be required to upload the letter of support as part of the final proposal process. Proposals should outline implications and strategies for sustaining the project once ISEF funds have concluded. In many cases, this will require a commitment by the sponsoring Division to review the project for ongoing funding upon the completion of ISEF funds.
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