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Date: November 22, 2017
To: President’s Cabinet and Deans
CC: Department Chairs, Directors
From: James (Beau) Willis, PhD
Re: Campus-wide Call for Investment Fund Proposals

The President’s Cabinet, in consultation with the campus-wide Joint Planning and Budget Committee (JPBC), is pleased to announce the availability of the following two Investment Funds:

  • The Investment Fund for the Future (IF2) (up to $380,925 available) – The IF2 is intended to provide one-time seed funds to jump start projects of impact that advance the goals of the College’s Strategic Plan, Building a Better Brockport 2017 – 2022, and

  • The Investment Fund for Core Needs (IFCN) (up to $250,000 available) – The IFCN is intended to provide one-time funds to support pressing unbudgeted or under-supported academic / operational / administrative needs, as well as initiatives that will build long-term capacity, such as staff development, investment in infrastructure, and risk management initiatives.

Any unit, academic or non-academic, can submit Investment Fund proposals for review for funding in 2018 / 19. Application guidelines and calendar are attached and are also available online.

An Investment Fund Workshop has been scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, from 3 to 4:30 pm in LAB 202 to answer questions and assist with proposal preparation. Anyone wishing to attend the workshop should RSVP to Laurie Smith via email ( no later than Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Important deadlines to note include January 29, 2018, for submitting initial applications and February 12, 2018, for divisional / school prioritization.

Proposals will be reviewed by the JPBC. The Cabinet, informed by JPC review, will make final funding decisions. Award announcements will be made in May 2018.

Cc: President Macpherson
      College Senate President (Sandeep Singh)
      JPBC Co-Chair (Denise Copelton)
      BSG President (Eli Madison)

Last Updated 12/5/17

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