Creative Economy

Application and Review Process

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Schedule

January: Request for Concept Papers distributed by Chancellors or Chief Research Offices
February: Concept Papers due to campus Research Offices
March: System Office feedback provided to campus Research Offices - those invited to submit full proposals are informed
April: Full proposals due to campus Research Offices
June: Announcement of awards

Guidance for Concept Papers

Concept papers should:

  • Be no more than two (2) pages in length
  • Outline the thrust of the project and how it will achieve the goals of the Fund
  • Identify project leadership and estimated budget
  • Describe the external funding opportunities to be pursued, if any, and the expected nature of collaborations on or off campus (on a preliminary basis if necessary)
  • Demonstrate the endorsement of the Chancellor (or Chancellors in the case of multi-campus initiatives). Submission via campus Research Offices will be presumed to indicate approval of Chancellor.

Creative Economy Fund Concept Papers will be reviewed by the Office of AASAIR, in consultation with campus research offices. Applicants who submit the strongest Concept Papers will be asked to submit Full Proposals. In some cases, where opportunities for synergy exist, separate applicants may be encouraged to combine their concepts into a single proposal.

Guidance for Proposal Submission

Full Proposals should:

  • Be no more than five (5) pages in length
  • Elaborate on the focus presented in the Concept Paper and provide a more thorough project description, including anticipated performance milestones and success measures
  • Specifically address how the project will meet the goals of the fund
  • Identify and address key administrative and managerial challenges to the project
  • Provide a budget for a proposed use of funds
  • Demonstrate the continued endorsement of the Chancellor (or Chancellors in the case of multi-campus initiatives). Submission via campus Research Offices will be presumed to indicate approval of Chancellor.

Proposals will again be reviewed by Office of AASAIR, which may include consultation with members of proposal teams or other relevant parties. The Senior Vice President will make funding recommendations to the President who will have final decision making authority.

Contact:
Ed Beard, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Senior Vice President
ebeard@umassp.edu

 

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