Requests for grant support will be considered following our two-stage application process. First, we ask that prospective grantees share brief concept papers, whether they are interested in a planning grant or an implementation grant. After review of the concept papers, a limited number of applicants will then be invited to submit full proposals. Applicants are encouraged to review strategies to strengthen the academic dimension of transfer from community colleges to independent colleges offered in this report.
We encourage interested consortia or associations to submit a 3-5 page concept paper that names all the campus partners, describes the project leadership team, and sketches the project description, with an eye towards meeting the criteria discussed above for faculty-led reform, a consortial approach that takes advantage of existing state policy, and a process that will be institutionalized and sustained in the post-grant period. All concept papers should be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concept papers for this initiative will be reviewed jointly by program staff at the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations three times per year: on December 1, 2021, March 1, 2022, and August 26, 2022. If a proposal is invited, program staff will confer with applicants to determine the appropriate timeline for submitting a full proposal in line for potential review by the boards of directors of the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Invited applicants will be provided with instructions to develop their proposals and to submit their applications.