Innovation and Seed Funding

 

 

University Library Innovation and Seed Funds

 

 

 

Drawing primarily from ICR funds, the University Library invests in its future by funding research that will advance innovative ideas and services in support of the communities it serves.  Two categories of funding are available.  All proposals will be reviewed semiannually (June 30 and December 31 application submission deadlines) by a small group drawn from the Library’s Executive Committee and from the AULs, with recommendations advanced to the University Librarian.

 

Innovation Funding

 

The objective of this funding is to provide opportunities for Library Faculty and Academic Professionals to be innovative and make original contributions to the ways in which the Library works. Aligning with the Library’s strategic plan and/or long-term vision, the proposal must do one or more of these premises:

 

 

Seed Funding

 

Seed monies will be awarded for institutional research leading to future grants.  Funding will be available to Library Faculty or Academic Professionals who wish to develop and/or pilot small projects to test design prior to preparing formal applications for external funding of full-scale projects.

 

Applications

 

Applications should include:

 

 

Applicants must demonstrate that they have consulted closely with other Library and/or University staff in units whose support is necessary for the project’s success.

 

Although we urge individuals to plan activities and apply for funding well in advance, we are aware that there are sometimes emerging opportunities. We will therefore accept occasional applications off-cycle. If you are filing an off-cycle application of this kind, it is necessary for you to explain why you were not able to request funding on the normal application schedule.

 

All successful awardees are required to submit a short report at the end of the project’s specified timeline.

 

 

EC 1/10/12

 


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