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06-17 Call for Proposals: Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

Deadline: June 17, 2014, 5 pm
Awards: $4000 per project
To Apply: Send a single PDF file containing all parts of the application to with “Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Proposal” in the subject line of the message.
The Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, part of GC Digital Initiatives, support innovative digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by matriculated doctoral students in good academic standing at the CUNY Graduate Center. To gain a sense of projects that have won previous competitions, please explore the competition website:

Proposals must include the following sections:

1. Proposer information: name and full contact information of the project lead, who must be a doctoral student at the GC in good academic standing;
2. Abstract: a one-paragraph abstract summarizing the innovative contributions of the project;
3. List of Participants: a list of participants involved in the project (include title/affiliation for each participant)
4. Narrative: a short (1-2 page) description of the nature and goals of the project and the work that has already been completed (if any);
5. Work plan: a brief roadmap of planned activities;
6. Budget Justification: an explanation of how and why funds will be spent on particular activities, services, or purchases (funds can be used for any aspect of the project but must be justified in this section);
7. Faculty letter of support: a short letter of support from a GC faculty member;
8. Appendices: Short CVs of major project participants and any ancillary material.

Parts 1-6 of the proposal should not exceed 10 pages.

Proposals will be evaluated by a review committee according to the following criteria:

* Excellence and innovation of the project;
* Contribution of the project to the development and promotion of the mission of the CUNY Graduate Center;
* Contribution of the project to the larger scholarly community and to the public;
* Experience of the project staff;
* Likelihood that work can be accomplished within the proposed budget and time period.

Funding will be dispersed in the Fall and work on project activities should be completed by the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Grantees will be expected to report on their work through the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants website ( no later than May 20, 2015. They will also be expected to present publicly on their work in progress during the 2014-2015 academic year and to take part in collaborative meetings and discussions with current and past grantees.

Please direct any questions about this competition to Matthew K. Gold, Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives –

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