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President Bailey's innovation fund deadline nears

Dec. 6, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Applications for funding through Western Michigan University President Judith I. Bailey's 2005 Innovation Fund are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

The initiative, first announced by the president in her Sept. 27 State of the University address, will fund innovative ideas with the potential to transform some aspect of the University's core mission. Applications may be submitted by and member of the WMU faculty or staff. Guidelines for the fund were announced Oct. 31 and can be found on the Web at www.wmich.edu/president.

Two sessions will be held in the Bernhard Center during the coming weeks to answer questions about the fund and the application process, according to Nicholas Andreadis, Extended University Programs, who is the head of the nine-member panel charged with reviewing proposals. Members of that panel will be available to answer questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in 204 Bernhard Center and from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center.

Andreadis says the panel also will make available to applicants the names of individuals who can help in writing proposals, if assistance is needed.

Proposals must be submitted in writing by Jan. 16 to Nicholas Andreadis, Extended University Programs, 1260 Ellsworth Hall, mail stop 5230.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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