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Proposal Guidelines

In keeping with the goals of the Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment, projects selected for funding will strengthen the core values of the university and advance its strategic goals and priorities. A successful proposal will outline how the project supports the university mission and achieves the Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment goals, which may include projects and initiatives to expand our learn-by-doing pedagogy, support student success and close achievement gaps, and provide scholarships and other forms of support to students who are under-served and/or under-represented on campus.

Proposals must provide clear and measureable objectives and an assessment plan to determine if the project objectives were achieved. A detailed budget that outlines specifically how the funds will be used must also be provided. If it is determined that the budget is not feasible, the project will not be funded. Typical funding requests are between $20,000 and $70,000 per year. Length rules indicated in the application form must be followed.

The endowment will not merely replace state support, and funds should not be requested for items that should be state funded. Limited funds may be requested for small construction or renovation projects. Capital projects or the augmentation of faculty or staff will not be considered for funding. Support may be requested to enhance existing programs or to launch new initiatives.

Multiple-year funding may be requested, though continued funding will depend on availability of funds and achievement of intermediate project objectives. No project will be funded for more than three years, and multiyear projects will be funded on a declining basis, typically:

  • 100% for the first year.
  • 75% for the second.
  • 50% for the third.

No project will be funded indefinitely, and a sustainability plan should be provided if the project is to continue beyond the funding period.

The president may always waive campus restrictions on the endowment.