Proposal Overview and Criteria

Overview

Proposals are due November 25, 2017, for 2018 awards to be announced in early January (immediate funding provided). Up to two proposals per institution (Gustavus, Hamline, Macalester) will be considered, in the range of $1500-3500 per proposal budget. Proposals must be officially submitted through the college office of grant and foundation relations. More than one award may be made each year, but not more than one per institution. Submit full proposals to manserghg@gmail.com

Proposal Content

Proposals should include a narrative, budget, CVs of key staff, and other relevant appendices. The narrative section should be no longer than 15 pages (double spaced). College matching funds are encouraged and should be listed in the budget. Awards will not cover travel, food, or equipment costs. 

Proposal Criteria

The following narrative sections should be included, with consideration to the allotted scoring points (100 total):


Background (25 points) - context of need for the project; research and institutional activities that have lead to this point; project purpose; emphasize how this project is innovative


Project Design (30 points) - describe the proposed project in detail; include expected key activities and milestones 


Implementation Plan (25 points) - include a project timeline; identify staff persons responsible for key implementation components and their qualifications


Monitoring and Evaluation (10 points) - describe planned efforts to monitor project progress, feedback loops, and changing direction if needed; if formal evaluation is planned, describe details


Sustainability and Next Steps (10 points) - describe current thoughts about next steps following the project, including additional external funding or institutional sustainability and dissemination of the project or project findings as applicable


Contact

All submissions and questions should be directed to: manserghg@gmail.com.