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Innovate Knox Initiative


Office of the President

Teresa L. Amott, 19th President of Knox College

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Submit Your Deposity
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Great ideas come from anywhere. In that spirit, the Board of Trustees has authorized a one-time $100,000 endowment draw to fund the Innovate Knox Initiative. The purpose of this fund is to elicit ideas and provide funding for initiatives that bring innovation to our work at Knox. We are particularly interested in ideas that will lead to new sources of revenue, enhance existing ones, improve operational efficiency and productivity, and/or lead to significant cost savings. In this way, we seek to leverage the imagination, creativity, and ingenuity of the entire Knox community of staff, faculty, and students.

The allocation of funds and the number of awards is entirely dependent upon the merits of the proposals. Preference will be given to proposals and initiatives that have the potential to become self-sustaining within three years. Collaborative proposals that involve multiple perspectives are likely to be most successful, but individual proposals are certainly welcome. Students submitting proposals should obtain a tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty or a staff member to co-sponsor the proposal to insure continuity if the proposal is selected.

Submit your Idea!

Applications to the Innovate Knox Initiative should be submitted by February 1, 2018. They should consist of no more than two single-spaced, typed pages. The application should identify the proposal sponsor and all collaborators. The proposal sponsor will be the point of contact for the selection committee. Please include contact information for all individuals identified in the proposal. Individuals may submit multiple proposals as a sponsor or collaborator.

We understand that a great idea and the expertise or capacity to implement it may not coincide. Please don't let this discourage you from participating. If you've got a great idea, we'll ensure it gets fleshed out so that it will receive full consideration. For guidance on writing your submission, see these two samples.

We do welcome fully developed ideas or initiatives. If you have the skills and expertise to include an implementation plan, a timeframe, as well as an estimate of implementation cost and return on investment, please do so. We're interested in your analysis and plan.

The selection committee consists of the Senior Staff. Proposals should be submitted by February 2, 2018. Proposal sponsors will be contacted by March 7 to be notified if their proposal has been selected for implementation or for requests for further information.

Please submit your proposal online using this form.

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