Funding Opportunities for K-State Faculty and Staff

As a university, we are focused on doing more with more. Our Next-Gen K-State strategic plan is a guide for how we deploy resources and make investments in our learners, people, infrastructure and communities.

In September 2023, President Linton announced approximately $47 million in new and recurring funding for the first year of investment in our new strategic directions. In addition to funding strategies across the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan focus areas, new investments are being designed as open and competitive funding opportunities for our faculty and staff to support academic innovation, research and discovery, and engagement.

Current Funding Opportunities

Academic Innovation Fund

Call for proposals launched Nov. 14, 2023

In the Fall of 2023, the Office of the Provost launched a new Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) to invest up to $1 million in new academic programs and alternative credentials in the FY24 year. A call for proposals has been established designed to spur creative curricular proposals university-wide.

Proposals may include new degree programs at all levels, minors, certificates as well as credit and noncredit microcredentials. Proposals may target existing or new audiences with a focus on positioning K-State as the first-choice education and business partner in Kansas. Additionally, proposals may build on existing curriculum or propose totally new curriculum.

Proposal Due Date: March 1, 2024

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K-State 105 Project Proposals

Call for proposals launched Dec. 11, 2023

K-State 105 is Kansas State University's answer to the call for a comprehensive economic growth and advancement solution for Kansas. The initiative leverages the statewide K-State Research and Extension network to deliver the full breadth of the university's collective knowledge and solution-driven innovation to every Kansan, right where they live and work. Additionally, K-State 105 forges the connections and partnerships that create access to additional expertise within other state institutions and agencies, nonprofits and corporations - all part of an effort to build additional capacities and strengths in each of the 105 counties in the state.

Do you have an idea for a K-State 105 project? Are you looking for collaboration and expertise with K-State 105 partners? Use the link below and follow the instructions to create a project proposal.

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