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IMPROVING FUTURES FUND
Investing in the futures of our graduates and those they will serve

Apply for Funding

The Improving Futures Fund (IFF) provides funding to support College of Education’s faculty and staff endeavors that improve the futures our graduates and of children, youth, and adults they will serve while aligning with SDSU’s strategic plan.

Applications are vetted through a competitive process and reviewed by the Improving Futures Fund Committee. Successful applications will clearly articulate the outcomes of the project and impacts on our graduates and the children, youth, and adults they will serve. The project must also align with the University’s Strategic Plan.

One one-hour information session is held during each grant cycle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

All projects funded by the Improving Future’s Fund are required to submit a progress report in July 2018 and a final impact report in January 2019.

Application

Download the IFF Application for Funding to get your project funded.

  • Applications must be completely filled out, signed by department chair and submitted to aancheta@mail.sdsu.edu by Thursday November 9, 2017 12:00 p.m.
  • Please note that applications are shared with internal and external constituencies as part of the application-review process.

Timeline

  • Sept.–Nov. 9, 2017: Applications for funding accepted
  • Nov. 2017: All applications reviewed
  • Dec. 2017: Decisions made and applicants notified of their application status
  • Jan.-Dec. 2018: Funds awarded as needed
  • July 1, 2018: Progress reports due
  • Jan. 20, 2019: Impact reports due
  • Feb. 2019: IFF update on website/to donors

Information Session

Email Megan Beardsley at mbeardsley@mail.sdsu.edu to schedule an information session 

Guidelines

  • Grants are awarded for one year (January-December).
  • Projects may apply for funding for two consecutive years
  • All applicants must complete an application and submit it by the posted deadline.
  • Applications require the department chair signature.
  • The maximum grant award is $10,000.
  • Funded projects are required to submit a progress report in July and a final impact report in January.

Progress Report

  • Brief narrative one page report with a description of progress towards goals, achievements and challenges experienced.
  • A high-resolution photo of the project or a scanned image of a sample of student work in common digital media formats, such as .jpeg and/or .pdf.
  • Submit to aancheta@mail.sdsu.edu by July 1, 2018.

Impact Report

  • Brief narrative report, one to two pages, describing the results of their project goals as outlined in original proposal. The report must also include achievements, number of students/faculty served and challenges experienced.
  • The results of their project via a high resolution photo of the project or a scanned image of a sample of student work in common digital media formats, such as .jpeg and/or .pdf.
  • Submit to aancheta@mail.sdsu.edu by Jan. 20, 2019.


Megan Beardsley, Director of Development
College of Education and Division of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (619) 594-2277

E-mail: mbeardsley@mail.sdsu.edu