CALL FOR PROPOSALS
FACULTY FELLOWS in ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Grants of Up to $3,000 Awarded
The Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State College of Denver is sponsoring the 4th-year of its competitive Fellows program; Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship. This program is a key initiative in the Center's objective of broadening the understanding, appreciation and inclusion of entrepreneurial initiatives.
Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship is designed to stimulate and support the development of courses teaching entrepreneurship in disciplines across the curriculum. The purpose is to increase the number and scope of experiences and courses in entrepreneurship and to stimulate and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in all students without regard to academic major.
Example of previous course development grant:
Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science
Aerospace Commercialized Operations
A course that addresses entrepreneurial concerns related to space-based operations.
All faculty members are eligible to apply. A project will require assurance and approval from the chair of the sponsoring academic unit that the project is important to its educational mission. Faculty candidates have the option to propose design of material emphasizing entrepreneurship to be integrated into currently taught courses, to propose new courses that teach entrepreneurial concepts, or develop projects that engender the spirit of entrepreneurship within students.
The Center for Innovation committee members will review faculty applications from academic departments across the college and will award recipients grants for innovative projects and curriculum development within their academic discipline. Awards of up to $3,000 will be granted and be distributed when the objectives identified in the winning proposals are met. Depending on the plan of work submitted, successful completion of projects may be eligible to apply for additional funding.
Awards may be used for expenses such as faculty support, wages for students and support staff, supplies, duplicating, publications, telecommunications, conference participation, and other activities that support the creation of project or course materials and faculty development. Additional funds for support over the maximum $3,000 award will not be considered.
The Center will assist Fellows to develop and customize innovative projects and course(s) to their primary discipline by providing experiences that will enhance understanding of entrepreneurial principles. To foster a community in entrepreneurship, faculty will be asked to collaborate whenever possible with other Fellows and will be encouraged to mentor and support future Fellows.
The following factors will be used in consideration for funding:
- Extent to which the content of the course will contribute to a broad understanding of entrepreneurship.
- Overall quality of the proposal, emphasizing clarity of focus and the specificity of the plan.
- Evidence of the offering unit's commitment to offer the course or project regularly.
- Clear statement of expected impact, formulated with evaluation in mind, and description evaluation methods.
Center for Innovation committee members (a cross-disciplinary peer committee of faculty and administrators) will review applications and select recipients for the Faculty Fellows Program. All proposals that develop courses in entrepreneurship will be considered. The Center's Director will inform Fellows of the selection and conditions of the award.
Intellectual Property Rights
To operate effectively, the Center must condition eligibility for participation in Center Fellowships on the fellow’s limited grant of a non-exclusive, perpetual license authorizing the College to use any intellectual property the fellow produces for the Center's programs or using its resources. Faculty Fellows will retain ownership of the intellectual property and the right to use it for any purpose the fellow chooses, but the College will retain the right to use it also - with proper attribution of course - for its non-commercial educational purposes.
The proposal should include the following information:
B. Cover sheet with an abstract of no more than 250 words
C. Narrative description of the course or project (10 page maximum) to include:
- Nature of the entrepreneurial or social entrepreneurial content and its relationship to the substance of the course or project.Nature of the course or project and its place within the curriculum.
- Specifics of the course or project development work to be performed
- Expected enrollment or participation and frequency of course or project offering.
- Anticipated impact and plans for assessing the impact.
- Other funding support available or being sought.
- Potential collaborative arrangements with other academic units
- A brief letter of support from the executive officer of the department or program, outlining the merits of the proposal, its
potential contribution to the instructional program, how the proposed course or project fits into the offerings of the unit, and the extent of the unit's commitment to entrepreneurship or social entrepreneurship and offering the course or project in coming years.
D. Narrative budget that specifically describes anticipated expenses.
- Author(s) of the proposal is responsible for all expense.
- If additional assistance is required, and completed by a Metro State employee, funds will be paid directly to them if listed in budget. A detail of the amount to paid, time, and contribution is required for the budget, along with their name, position, and department.
- Employee to complete all required documents, and understand that funding will not occur until project is completed and approved.
- original completed application with signatures,
- additional required documentation, and
- email all documents in pdf format to:
Mick Jackowski, Director
Metro State Center for Innovation
(303) 556-3784, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Submit Application: April 1, 2010
- The Internal Board of Advisors for the Center will review completed applications and proposals during regular scheduled meetings.
- Notification of the results will be made to applicants.
- Fellows to provide the Center a copy of their curriculum package that will be submitted to the college for course approval. Uponverification of approval, funds will be dispersed to the Fellow.
Deadline for Project Completion: August 1, 2010