Collaborative Grants

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Collaboration grants up to $100,000 each. The purpose of this category is to take an existing campus program or project that, with additional funding and collaborative partners, addresses a local, county, regional, and/or international need. The lead campus serves as the fiscal agent. Projects or programs meeting this collaboration requirement can do so in one of several ways:

  1. Two or more campuses collaborate on a new program or project, or
  2. Two or more campuses replicate a successful project or program initiated at another campus, with the “lead” campus serving as the training and technical advisor, or 
  3. A campus or campuses seek to enrich and strengthen existing campus-community programs, projects and relationships via public-public and/or public-private partnerships (e.g. Multiversity programs, K12 schools and districts, County Offices of Education, Workforce Boards, Chambers of Commerce, Industry Partners, Economic and Employment Development Partners). 

IMPORTANT NOTE: New courses that grow directly from faculty research and regular course updates are considered part of the regular work of the University faculty and are normally not eligible for support.


dean’s office. Subsequent to review by the campus CEE dean’s office, completed proposals are reviewed and rated by the CEU Innovation Grants Committee for funding consideration. 

Additionally, proposals seeking collaboration funding ($100,000) require at least two letters of commitment from internal or external partners. Letters of commitment will clearly outline and inform the grants committee about the specific strategies, roles, and responsibilities of partners, over the life of the proposal, if funded. Letters from partners that simply support or endorse a proposal, as opposed to outlining strategies and serious commitment will not be considered. 

Proposal submissions are due to the campus CEE dean’s office Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Typically, proposals are selected and approved for funding by the April CEU business meeting. Notification regarding the status of funding is provided to campus leads following the CEU business meeting.

Questions regarding the application process can be made to