Big Ideas Initiative

See the RFP

Big Ideas Initiative


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Big Idea Proposals and Process

After downloading and reading the Request for Proposal, you can submit your proposal via the website.

Once proposals for Big Ideas are received, they will be vetted by faculty panels using a scoring rubric that maps to the RFA. Ideas meeting the scoring criteria will be advanced for further university review by a steering committee, the CAOs and CROs, and the President and Chancellors. Accepted proposals will then go through external funding feasibility studies.

To note: while some ideas will advance as a University-wide Big Idea, others may be reviewed for private funding potential at the campus, college or unit level.

Big Idea Request for Proposal