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Deadline approaches for Innovation Fund applications

Jan. 4, 2006

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 2005 State of the University address, Sept. 27, will fund innovative ideas with the potential to transform some aspect of the University's core mission. Applications may be submitted by any 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.

Faculty or staff members with questions about the application process or about writing a proposal for funding should come to the President's Dining Room in the Bernhard Center between 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Members of the panel charged with reviewing proposals will be available at that time to answer questions and provide assistance. This is the last of two similar "help sessions." The first was held Dec. 12.

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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