Interested institutions, organizations, or consortia may submit a 3-5 page concept paper that outlines the project goals, demonstrates alignment with our mission and relevant RFP, and sketches the project description, with an eye towards collaborative learning through a community of practice. Note that RFPs typically require collaboration among four to six campus partners who must be named within the concept paper.
The key questions to keep in mind while developing your concept paper (and if invited, your proposal) are:
In what ways will your institution substantively differ or be strengthened as a result of a Teagle grant?
How will those substantive changes be sustained beyond the life of a grant?
How will the partners benefit from collaborating with one another?
The grant type (planning or implementation) should be indicated as well as the specific request amount. Planning grants typically operate for six to 12 months and provide resources for collaborating partners to meet in-person, connect with field experts, and refine their project plans. These grants aspire to clear implementation proposals to the Foundation. Please note, however, that planning grants do not guarantee implementation funding. Implementation funds typically run for up to 36 months, depending on the initiative. Ranges for grant award amounts will be specified in the relevant RFP.
Program staff cannot assist with concept paper development.
Please email concept papers to firstname.lastname@example.org.