REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSThe Campus Theme Committee is now accepting program proposals for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The 2012-2013 theme was inspired by an article which appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education in February 2012. To learn more, read the theme statement.
When is the application deadline?
The first working day of the month, September-May.
Who is eligible?
All members of the Hartwick community - students, faculty, and staff - can apply for funding.
How much can be requested?
The maximum award which may be requested is $1,000. Awards typically range from $100-500. We encourage co-sponsorships and other collaborations.
What is the deadline and approval process?
Deadline is first working day of each month. Proposals are reviewed by the students, faculty, and staff on the Campus Theme Committee. Decisions are generally made within two weeks of application.
How do I apply?
Download the Campus Theme Funding Request Form , complete, and submit electronically to email@example.com.
What types of projects can be funded?
Past theme events have included talks, readings, lectures, film screenings, roundtable discussions, workshops, and more. We expect that many of these events will continue this year. However, given this theme's experiential emphasis, we are also interested in new programs which:
- focus on practical applications of a body of knowledge
- take up practical problems
- incorporate experiential components
- focus on teaching or sharing skills
- involve community-based or service components
What are the criteria for project proposals?
Programs should address at least one of the three questions posed in the Tools for Life theme statement:
- What knowledge, skills, and abilities do we need to face the challenges of today and tomorrow?
- How can we practice self-sufficiency in relation to what we eat, how we get around, where we get our energy, and how we live?
- In what ways can we, as an inclusive and free-thinking community, use the tools for life to improve ourselves and society?
Interdisciplinary programs are encouraged, as are (for faculty and staff) proposals based on interests outside your professional field.
Source of Funding
Program funds come from the Campus Theme budget.
A summary of project and/or use of funds is required. The Campus Theme Committee and the Pine Lake Institute reserve the right to use summary materials and photos for promotional purposes.
Limitations to Funding
Funding cannot be used to support salaries, stipends, or benefits for any member of the Hartwick community.
The Campus Theme Committee, consisting of students, faculty, and staff, reviews proposals and makes funding decisions. Administrative support for the Campus Theme is provided by the Pine Lake Institute.
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