Steps to Apply
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Grant Categories

The grant structure is divided into three funding categories: Seed grants, Quick grants, and Phased grants.

  • Seed grants are funded for one to two years with a maximum award of $10,000. (Applicants must reapply for the second year) Deadline Date: October 3, 2014, 5:00 pm.

  • Quick grants are distributed on a rolling basis and can be requested all year up until April 1st. Maximum award is $2,500.

  • Phased grant projects are multi-year, high profile projects in which colleges and schools partner with GEL in a collaborative funding model. Each unit will have the opportunity to receive funding for their top engaged learning initiatives. These awards may or may not include previous seed grant projects.  For further details, consult with your dean.

Steps to Apply

After reviewing the proposal component and rubric to determine if your project fits within the GEL mission, the project leader (a UVU faculty or staff member) will complete the online application. It is highly recommended that the project leader attend an applicant workshop.

For students or community organizations, collaborate with a faculty or staff member to serve as project leader. The project leader is accountable for the fiscal responsibility of the grant.

Before the application is submitted, each project participant must agree to and sign the terms and conditions.  In addition, a Statement of Acknowledgement form needs to be completed by the project leader and signed by the dean, department chair and financial manager.  After terms and conditions have been accepted by all participants, the project leader then submits the application.

After the GEL Advisory Board has reviewed all applications, the project leader, financial manager, and department chair will be notified of approval status through email.

Seed Grants

STEP 1: Project Leader (PL) consults with Chair and Dean about project feasibility and support.

STEP 2: PL consults with GEL Advisory Board (optional).

STEP 3: Complete Online Application

STEP 4: Secure Signatures on Statement of Acknowledgement form (grant proposals will not be reviewed without signatures):

  • Department Chair (suggested 2 weeks before deadline)
  • Dean (suggested 1 week before deadline)
  • Financial Manager (suggested 1 week before deadline)

STEP 5: Submit proposal and fully signed Statement of Acknowledgement form to Office of Engaged Learning (OEL), BA 211.

STEP 6: OEL office reviews:

  • Budget
  • Signatures

STEP 7: GEL Advisory Board reviews and approves proposals.

STEP 8: Project Leaders notified by email.

STEP 9: PL attends GEL orientation (mandatory before funds disseminated).

Quick Grants

STEP 1: Project Leader (PL) consults with Chair and Dean about project feasibility and support.

STEP 2: PL consults with GEL Advisory Board (optional).

STEP 3: Complete Online Application

STEP 4: Secure Signatures on Statement of Acknowledgement form.

  • Department Chair
  • Dean
  • Financial Manager

STEP 5: Submit proposal and fully signed Statement of Acknowledgement form to Office of Engaged Learning (OEL), BA 211.

STEP 6: OEL office reviews:

  • Budget
  • Signatures

STEP 7: AVP Reviews

  • AVP contacts Financial Managers/Deans

STEP 8: Project Leaders notified by email.

STEP 9: PL attends GEL Orientation (mandatory before funds disseminated).

PHASED Grants Only

STEP 1: Project Leader (PL) consults with Chair and Dean about project feasibility and support.

STEP 2: PL consults with GEL Advisory Board (optional).

STEP 3: Complete Online Application

STEP 4: Secure Signatures on Statement of Acknowledgement form.

  • Department Chair
  • Dean
  • Financial Manager

STEP 5: Submit proposal and fully signed Statement of Acknowledgement form to Office of Engaged Learning (OEL), BA 211.

STEP 6: OEL office reviews:

  • Budget
  • Signatures

STEP 7: AVP Reviews

  • AVP contacts Financial Managers/Deans

STEP 8: Project Leaders notified by email.

PROPOSAL:

What types of items should my proposal include?

GEL proposals will be reviewed on three broad themes:

Theme 1: How does the project enhance UVU student learning?

Theme 2: What is the educational experience in the community-how does it benefit the targeted community?

Theme 3: How does the project strengthen programming beyond the students involved?

In addition, proposals will be judged on budget, overall proposal strength and quality of writing.