RFP Concept Papers by Steering Committee

Cycle 4 proposals will be due February 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The call for proposals will be distributed on November 5th, 2018.

Transforming Education

The Transforming Education Steering Committee is very interested in encouraging submissions during the next funding cycle that advance strategic Penn State pedagogical and academic initiatives that foster the transformation of education. If you would like input from the Steering Committee prior to submitting a proposal in the Transforming Education category for the next round of reviews, we invite you to submit a one-page concept paper outlining the focus and priorities that will form the basis of a potential full submission. Anyone who would like to receive feedback on a project idea may submit a one-page concept document for committee review and feedback. Submission deadline is Friday, October 26. We will dedicate our November 12 Transforming Education Steering Committee meeting to focus solely on providing feedback on potential submissions. Click here for more information and guidelines.

One-page concept paper proposals must be submitted to Judy Wills, jcw25@psu.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26.

Driving Digital Innovation

Proposals geared towards Driving Digital Innovation(DDI) can also submit concept papers using the format available [here].  In an effort to help proposers maximize their chances of success, the DDI Steering Committee will provide preliminary feedback before the Cycle #3 submission deadline. If you would like to take advantage of this feedback opportunity, please send a one-page “concept paper” to DDI Steering Committee Co-chair Colin J. Neill cjn6@psu.edu by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The Committee expects to complete its review by December 4, 2018 after which it will provide you with feedback.

Advancing the Arts & Humanities

If you are preparing a proposal for the Steering Committee for Advancing the Arts and Humanities, and you would like input from the Steering Committee prior to submitting your proposal for the late January deadline, you are invited to compose a Brief Concept Paper, using the format available [here], and email it to the Steering Committee’s co-chairs, Mark Ballora (meb26@psu.edu) and Carey Eckhardt (e82@psu.edu), by December 7, 2018.  Because the Steering Committee will probably not be able to accommodate requests for consultations close to the final proposal deadline, we strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to get preparatory feedback before you create a detailed proposal.  However, please be assured that submitting a Brief Concept Paper is not a requirement: proposals may be submitted for the January deadline without submitting the Concept Paper earlier.

Infrastructure & Support

The Infrastructure and Support (I&S) Implementation Subcommittee needs your ideas. Infrastructure is often thought of as a university’s land, buildings, and equipment, all of which are important, yet it includes much more. Please consider submitting your idea with a concept paper, as outlined in our guidelines here, by Monday, December 10, 2018.  The I&S Subcommittee will provide feedback after reviewing all documentation.  Please email your concept paper, prepared according to the guidelines, to the committee’s administrative coordinator, Hannah Halter (hgh5013@psu.edu) by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2018.