Deadline for 2012 proposals: February 1 and July 1.
Innovative Projects Fund Guidelines
Divisions may be awarded funding for up to two projects totaling up to $12,500 in a calendar year, and may have no more than two active proposals during any one review cycle.
The IPG proposal may be submitted by any member of the division but must be accompanied by a letter of support from the current division chair.
Funds must be used to support the proposed division projects and should be expended within a 1-2 year time period.
Funding may not be used for honoraria, cash awards, or for creating endowments.
Only proposals for forthcoming projects will be considered. Events/projects that take place before the proposal deadline will not be considered.
Funds are intended to "seed" new ideas. Proposals for continuation of an existing program or project will not be considered.
No matching funds are required, but divisions should include a list of other funding sources being considered.
Divisions that are recipients of these funds are required to submit a short report on the use of the funds and the effectiveness of the project receiving funds. A status or final report on any previous year's funding shall be submitted to the DAC staff liaison (email@example.com) before any new funding for a subsequent year will be considered.
Proposals shall not be considered if the division's secretary and/or treasurer annual reports are delinquent.