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Submit a Pre-Proposal

Prior to preparing a FaCE pre-proposal, each participating faculty or staff member should talk with the academic dean and/or Faculty Development Liaison on his/her ACM campus to ensure that the proposed project is consistent with institutional priorities.

If selected to move to the full proposal phase, a letter confirming the backing and support of the academic dean or provost for project leaders committing significant time to the project will be a required component of the final submission package.

Contact ACM Liaison for Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning Ed Finn (312.561.5923 or for advice on developing your ideas in conjunction with the program's funding parameters. For more information, see Apply for a FaCE Grant.

Prompts for Pre-Proposals

 Following are the prompts for completing a FaCE grant pre-proposal on the ACM Faculty Projects Portal.

Note: The next deadline for pre-proposals will be October 24, 2018. The ACM Projects Portal is open for submissions.

  • Title for the proposed project
  • Project team:  List the name, college, discipline, and e-mail of each of participating faculty member. Each team must be composed of faculty from across disciplines within a single college, or from across a subset of the 14 colleges within the ACM.
  • Abstract/synopsis: Briefly describe the overall project idea, showing the connections among the problem it seeks to address, the goals it aims to achieve, and the major activities in which project participants would engage to achieve those goals. (up to 300 words)
  • FaCE goal of addressing a challenge or opportunity that liberal arts colleges and their faculty face: Briefly describe the goal(s) of the project and the challenge/opportunity the project is intended to address. (up to 250 words)
  • Activities, outcomes, and results:  Briefly describe the primary activities the project team would undertake, as well as the anticipated outcomes and results. (up to 250 words)
  • Dissemination:  Briefly describe how the project team intends to share the project's learnings and outcomes on ACM campuses and, if applicable, with the broader higher education community. (up to 200 words)
  • Estimated funding amount:  Provide an estimate of the total funding necessary to complete your proposed project. This is intended only as an estimate at the pre-proposal stage; those invited to submit full proposals will submit a detailed budget with expense categories, etc.

 Submit a Pre-Proposal