Fund for Collaborative Innovation: Provost Call for Proposals

The Fund for Collaborative Innovation will provide financial support to partnership projects that bring New School faculty, students, and external organizations together to address urban challenges in New York City.  The Fund will make up to six awards ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 for two years for eligible projects. Recipients will be selected on a competitive basis.

The Fund is made possible by a two-year grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.  This new Fund is the product of faculty collaboration organized through the Social Innovation Initiative, a university-wide effort to foster interdisciplinary learning, research and practice that contributes to real-world problem solving.  

The Fund will support creation and assessment of models of collaboration between communities and the university, partnerships between New School faculty and students and external organizations (civic improvement, community-based, cultural and non-profit, public agencies and businesses) working together to co-create solutions to critical urban challenges. Desired outcomes include building the capabilities for organizations and communities to address pressing social, environmental and economic problems, enhancing the capacity of The New School and our partners to engage in effective and enduring collaborative partnerships, and assessing various modes of collaboration that can be interpreted more broadly across diverse contexts.

The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2013. Awards will be effective on July 1, 2013 (see detailed timeline in the sidebar).

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