Innovation Mini-grants: submit your proposals by 4/19

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This message is sent on behalf of Jim August, Associate VP for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer:
Dear colleagues,

For the third year, Cal State Innovate ( at the CSU Chancellor's Office is pleased to offer an Innovation Minigrant Program. This year, $100,000 has been set aside for this purpose, and depending on the quality of projects and availability of funds, the Chancellor's Office may have the opportunity to award a larger amount.

Here are the details:

  1. Up to $10,000 per proposal can be funded.
  2. A maximum of two proposals per campus will be accepted by the Chancellor's Office. Proposals will be submitted by the Chief Information Officer at each campus, and a maximum of one proposal per campus will be funded.
  3. You can submit your proposal for consideration at
  4. Proposal must be submitted using the above link by Friday, April 19 at 5:00PM.
  5. Minigrant recipients will have funds transferred to our campus via the CPO process so they can be used for any purpose that would normally be appropriate for state funds. Awarded funds will be transferred this fiscal year (FY 2018-2019); CSUCI will make arrangements to carry over funds to next year (2019-20).
  6. Awarded projects must be completed and funds used before Feb 1, 2020.
You can find the list of projects previously funded on the Cal State Innovate blog : FY2019 funded projects and FY2018 funded projects.

Our apologies for the short submission window, the announcement from the Chancellor's Office was shared with campuses just this week. Feel free to share this opportunity with any faculty or staff who may be interested. Please contact me with any questions, and thanks in advance for sharing your ideas.