Wildcat Innovation Fund Awards Application Guidelines

Project proposals are limited to three pages (single-spaced, Times New Roman, 11 point font) and must include:

  • Date Submitted
  • Applicant Name(s) and Title(s)
  • Departmental Affiliation(s)
  • Contact Information including email addresses and phone number(s)
  • Project Title

Project Description:  The project description must include a brief explanation of the initiative, how it contributes to Recruitment, Retention and/or the Development of New Majors and Program Initiatives to Increase Enrollment, a description of project activities, expected outcomes, timetable and financial plan including projected expenditures and revenues. Applicants should also explain how their professional backgrounds, experiences and achievements will contribute to the proposed project. [Note: The Vice President for Finance’s office may be consulted for assistance in preparing the proposed financial plan. For assistance, contact Sherri Towers at stowers@nmu.edu.]

Acknowledgment: Acknowledgements of the proposal (via email attachment) from both the department head and dean (if from the academic division) or senior management (if from a non-academic unit) are required. Faculty applicants must also attach a current curriculum vita. Acknowledgements and faculty vita must be attached to the proposal. Only complete proposals received by the deadline will be considered for funding.   

Proposals, acknowledgments and vita (as indicated) must be electronically submitted to the College of Business Dean’s Office (abrown@nmu.edu). The proposal deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year is: October 16, 2015


Revised 8/2014