NIU Foundation seeks Venture Grant proposals

Logo of the NIU FoundationThe NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff from units within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies and Intercollegiate Athletics to apply for the FY2012 Venture Grants Awards.

This program focuses support toward the university’s strategic planning initiatives.

Grantees will be selected based on their potential to advance two of the plan’s major imperatives. The strategic imperatives chosen for the FY 2012 application cycle are:

  • Preserve, Strengthen, and Extend NIU’s Teaching and Learning Environment; and
  • Strengthen and Extend NIU’s Global/Regional Impact.

Based on the strength of applications, as determined by the NIU Foundation Grants Committee, more than one proposal can receive funding. This is for one-time, short-term (18-month maximum) funding. The combined budget for the FY 2012 Venture Grants awards is $40,000.

FY2012 Application Schedule

The NIU Foundation will start accepting applications Monday, Aug. 29. To be eligible for consideration, proposals must be received in the Foundation Office by Monday, Oct. 3. Award winners will be announced in December.

Mail or drop off application materials to:

Grants Committee c/o NIU Foundation
134 Altgeld Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Guidelines and application information are available online.

For more information, contact either Diane Johnson at (815) 753-9469 or dianejohnson@niu.edu or Chris Pilling at (815) 753-8598 or cpilling@niu.edu.

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