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2019 Spring NASPA Innovation Grants Program


Summary of Initiative

NASPA strives to be a champion and role model of innovation for higher education and student affairs associations, and this program is informed by the NASPA Strategic Plan, as well as our four guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. All submissions, regardless of funding level, should relate to the NASPA Strategic Plan. More information about the grant can be found here: https://www.naspa.org/foundation/awards/innovationgrants 

Application Process

Step 1: Determine the type of grant (see FAQs) best suited to your project and the team members who will be responsible for your project, and start writing your proposal!

Step 2: All applications will be submitted to a centralized electronic submission site by the application deadline. The following materials comprise a complete Innovation Grant application:

  • Applicant and Institutional Profile
  • Proposal Abstract — (500 word limit) A succinct, yet comprehensive description of project goals and objectives, plan of work, intended outcomes, and measures of success
  • Innovation Project Plan — (2500 word limit) Should include a detailed description of the following:
    • OBJECTIVES (What are the project goals, objectives, and learning outcomes?)
    • SIGNIFICANCE (What is the project rationale? How is it significant and original? How does it relate to the NASPA Strategic Plan?)
    • DESIGN (What are the methods for achieving plan objectives, desired outcomes, and assessing plan objectives?)
    • APPLICABILITY and TRANSFERABILITY (How is it applicable to similar challenges within and across campuses? What can other campuses take away from this project? How do you propose sharing your results?) o INNOVATION (How does the project make something new, different, significantly improved, or enhanced in a creative way?)
    • IMPACT (How will this project impact your campus’s ability to develop and sustain a culture of innovation?)
    • PRACTICALITY (Define the extent to which project objectives address cost-savings, increased efficiency of internal processes and productivity, improved employee and/or student morale, enhanced campus constituent satisfaction, clearer communication throughout the college/university, or other target area for your department/division/campus.)
  • Management Plan and Budget — An outline of proposed plan activities with related timelines with a budget detailing allocation of grant funds to specific plan expense items, including justification.
  • Approval from SSAO
  • Supplemental Materials (Optional) — Supplemental materials are not required. However, applicants are invited to submit a PowerPoint presentation (up to 5 slides), video clip (up to 3 minutes), or other supplemental material to communicate their innovation concept.

If you have questions about the application process, the requirements, the criteria we use to assess proposals, or about the Innovation Grants Program, please see the program website or you can contact us directly with questions by emailing Colleen Dougherty, Recruitment, Engagement, and Volunteerism Coordinator at cdougherty@naspa.org or calling 202-265-7500 ex. 1262 or Nathan Victoria, Senior Director of Recruitment, Engagement, and Volunteerism at nvictoria@naspa.org or calling 202-265-7500, x1163.

Applications due by Sunday, April 14, 2019

 

Contact Information
First Name:  Required
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Proposal Abstract
Proposal Abstract — (500 word limit)

A succinct, yet comprehensive description of project goals and objectives, plan of work, intended outcomes, and measures of success

Please upload as a PDF file and save as Last Name, First Name, TItle
Proposal Abstract:  Required
Provide short title (Proposal Abstract):  Required
 
Innovation Project Plan
Innovation Project Plan - (2500 word limit)

Should include a detailed description of the following:
OBJECTIVES (What are the project goals, objectives, and learning outcomes?)

SIGNIFICANCE (What is the project rationale? How is it significant and original? How does it relate to the 2015-2018 NASPA Strategic Plan?)

DESIGN (What are the methods for achieving plan objectives, desired outcomes, and assessing plan objectives?)

APPLICABILITY and TRANSFERABILITY (How is it applicable to similar challenges within and across campuses? What can other campuses take away from this project? How do you propose sharing your results?)

INNOVATION (How does the project make something new, different, significantly improved, or enhanced in a creative way?)

IMPACT (How will this project impact your campus’s ability to develop and sustain a culture of innovation?)

PRACTICALITY (Define the extent to which project objectives address cost-savings, increased efficiency of internal processes and productivity, improved employee and/or student morale, enhanced campus constituent satisfaction, clearer communication throughout the college/university, or other target area for your department/division/campus.)
Innovation Project Plan:  Required
Provide short title (Innovation Project Plan):  Required
 
Management Plan and Budget
Management Plan and Budget — An outline of proposed plan activities with related timelines with a budget detailing allocation of grant funds to specific plan expense items, including justification.
Management Plan and Budget:  Required
Provide short title (Management Plan and Budget):  Required
 
Approval from VPSA
Please attach a letter from the campus voting delegate in support of the project.
Approval from VPSA:  Required
Provide short title (Approval from VPSA):  Required
 
Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Materials (Optional) — Supplemental materials are not required. However, applicants are invited to submit a PowerPoint presentation (up to 5 slides), video clip (up to 3 minutes), or other supplemental material to communicate their innovation concept.
Supplemental Materials:
Provide short title (Supplemental Materials):
 
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