Division of Student Affairs

Strategic Innovation Grant

Serving and support students is at the heart of our work. Innovation ensures that we are consistently sharpening our skills to best meet the needs of our diverse student population. Using funds generously donated to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Fund and the Spartan Families Fund Fund, up to $7,500 is made available for internal grants that support the Division’s strategic plan.

Congratulations to our 2019 – 2020 recipients!
  • Civic Career Series – Partnership with the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement, Career & Professional Development, and the Office of Intercultural Engagement. Led by Kristina Gage of the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement, the Civic Career Series strives to ensure that students are career ready, but also confident to civically contribute to their profession and community.
  • SpartanConnect and YFY CCT Completion Project – Partnership with SpartanConnect and the Office of New Student Transition & First Year Experience. This initiative seeks to capitalize on SpartanConnect’s heightened presence on our campus. Under the leadership of Dr. Laké Buggs, the Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) Completion Project aims to have 200 students complete their CCT by June 1, 2020.
  • First G at the G Programming & Support – Office of Housing & Residence Life. In Fall 2018, 31% of UNCG students identified as first-generation college students. Shelley Walk and Kelli Thomas are leading the efforts to create dialogue series, events, panels, and a “Why I’m First” campaign to increase awareness of first-generation college students and create support structures across campus.

Deadline: May 31
Funding Period: August – May
Budget Limit: $2,500 individually or $5,000 for collaborative projects submitted by staff across departmental lines (subject to change depending on available funds)
Eligibility: Full-time staff

General Guidelines

  • Grants will be awarded on merit and determined efficacy.
  • If the grant application is from multiple individuals, the role of each collaborator must be clearly defined in the proposal
  • The entire grant proposal must not exceed ten (10) pages, including all appendices and signature pages.
  • The grant funding must be used as described in the grant application unless approval is granted otherwise by the Vice Chancellor.

Proposal Review Process

A call for proposals will be issued by April 1 of each year that funds are available. Proposals will be submitted to the Grant Review Committee in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs by June 1. This committee will make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for final decisions and recipients will be notified by July 1.

All grant applications must contain the following:

  1. Name of Program/Service
  2. Executive Summary/abstract
  3. Contact person(s): Who is submitting this proposal and will see it through until the end?
  4. Department
  5. Overview/description of Proposed Program/Service: Provide a description of the program and/or service and its purpose.
  6. Statement of need: Why is this important?
  7. Target audience(s): List who this project is targeting.
  8. Objectives: must be strategic and measurable.
  9. Budget: What is the overall budget and how is that broken down by component? (Funds cannot be used for travel or add pays for staff.)
  10. Schedule of Project
  11. Signatures of department head and project proposers