Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

The deadline for proposals for the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants competition has been extended until April 15. Please forward this announcement to students and faculty in your program.

Call for Proposals: Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Award range: $500 to $3000

To submit: Send a single PDF file containing all parts of the application to<> with “Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Proposal” in the subject line.

The Graduate Center Digital Initiatives project of the Provost’s Office ( is delighted to announce a call for proposals in support of innovative digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by matriculated doctoral students in good academic standing at the CUNY Graduate Center. Winning proposals from the 2012-2013 competition may be found here:

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 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.

If not already started, projects should begin no later than one month after receipt of notification of acceptance and should conclude by March 15, 2014. Grantees will be expected to report on their work through the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives website ( no later than March 30, 2014. They will also be expected to present publicly on their work in progress during the 2013-2014 academic year and to take part in collaborative project discussions with current and past grantees.

Please direct any questions about this competition to Dr. Matthew K. Gold, Advisor to the Provost for Master’s Programs and Digital Initiatives –<>

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