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Innovation Fund

Key Dates:

  • The submission process opens January 20th, 2020.
  • The Innovation Fund Application deadline is March 6, 2020, 11:59 P.M.
  • Project funding decisions will be completed and communicated by May 1, 2020.
  • Innovation Funds for approved projects will be available on July 1, 2020.

Eligibility to Apply:

Any faculty or staff member may submit a proposal. An individual may submit more than one proposal if each proposal is distinct. A proposal must have the potential for a positive impact on at least one area of the Learners Success Blueprint and must provide an innovative way to fulfill one or more parts of Kirkwood’s Mission.

Innovation Fund Process

Please review the Innovation Fund Process, the Innovation Fund Flow Chart, and the Innovation Fund Rubric below in conjunction with this application to gain a complete understanding of the Innovation Fund Process.

If you have any questions, please email


The application is an online process. The application is designed to assist the applicant in addressing elements in the Innovation Fund Rubric, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure each rubric element has been addressed. Attach any charts, graphs, or other supplemental materials in the appropriate section at the end of the application.