EEF Provides 3 Funding Pathways

Mini Proposals

Proposed amounts up to $3000 are awarded twice yearly: Fall and Spring cycles. Mini Proposals are utilized for student teams, prototyping education innovations, and curriculum development!

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Major Proposals

Proposed amounts with no dollar cap are awarded once yearly during a Spring cycle. Major Proposals are utilized for larger student groups, laboratory upgrades, and larger projects!

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Fixed Commitments

Fixed Commitments are opportunities and education spaces that EEF believes should be funded every year! EEF evaluates these Fixed Commitments every Fall to best consider student needs.

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EEF Activities, Funding Cycles, and Deadlines

Start of EEF Funding Year

September

EEF Committee begins regular meetings.

Fall Mini Proposal – RFP Available

September

Proposals are accepted during a one month period ending in October.

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EEF Reviews Fixed Commitments

September

Fixed Commitments conduct presentations on their projects and facilities.

Fall Mini Proposals Due!

October

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EEF Review of Fall Mini Proposals

October-November

The EEF Committee hears presentations from Mini Proposal teams and deliberates on proposed funding.

Mini Proposal Funding Announced

November

EEF distributes award letters to proposal teams.

Spring Mini and Major Proposals – RFP Available

December

Mini Proposals are accepted through the end of January.

Major Proposals are accepted through the end of February.

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Spring Mini Proposals Due!

January

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EEF Review of Spring Mini Proposals

February-March

The EEF Committee hears presentations from Mini Proposal teams and deliberates on proposed funding.

Major Proposals Due!

February

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Spring Mini Proposal Funding Announced

March

EEF distributes award letters to proposal teams.

EEF Review of Major Proposals

March-April

The EEF Committee deliberates on proposed funding.

Sullivan-Carlson Award – Nominations Close

April

The Sullivan-Carlson award is bestowed annually to a CU Boulder Engineering faculty member for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Please submit all nominations through the Award Portal

Major Proposal Funding Announced

April

EEF distributes award letters to Major proposals.

New Member Recruitment

April-May

EEF conducts new member interviews for the following academic year!
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Fixed Commitments

Descriptions, Details, and Examples coming soon!

ITL Program
Current Annual Funding: $503,171

The ITL Program…

“Access to the ITLL and all of the specialty courses helped further advance my engineering experience.” -Trevor

Idea Forge
Current Annual Funding: $250,000
The Idea Forge…

“The Idea Forge provides the tools and expertise to turn ideas into amazing inventions, projects, and entrepreneurial opportunities.” -Trevor

Herbst Humanities Program
Current Annual Funding: $62,927

The Herbst Humanities Program…

“The Herbst program integrates study of the humanities in ways that are both challenging and rewarding for engineering students.” -Trevor
Herbst Humanities Program
Current Annual Funding: $62,927


The Herbst Humanities Program…

“The Herbst program integrates study of the humanities in ways that are both challenging and rewarding for engineering students.” -Trevor


Herbst Humanities Program
Current Annual Funding: $62,927
The Herbst Humanities Program…

“The Herbst program integrates study of the humanities in ways that are both challenging and rewarding for engineering students.” -Trevor

Associate Dean for Education, Discretionary Fund for Education Initiatives
Current Annual Funding: $62,610
The Associate Dean for Education…

“The currently exists a strategic partnership between the Engineering Excellence Fund and the College of Engineering and Applied Science.” -Trevor

Discovery Learning Center for Operating Expenses and Apprenticeships
Current Annual Funding: $50,000

The Discovery Learning Center …

“DLC programs like the Discovery Learning Apprenticeships (DLA) are unique in that they provide early, hands-on exposure to research for undergraduate engineering students.” -Trevor

Associate Dean for Education, Discretionary Fund for Graduate Initiatives
Current Annual Funding: $62,610
The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs…

“The currently exists a strategic partnership between the Engineering Excellence Fund and the College of Engineering and Applied Science.” -Trevor

BOLD Center’s Student Success Tutoring Center
Current Annual Funding: $22,927

The BOLD Center’s Student Success Tutoring Center …

“The BOLD Center’s tutoring program continually provides one-on-one tutoring for many engineering classes.” -Trevor

Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award
Current Annual Funding: $2,000
The Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award is presented by the Engineering Excellence Fund as recognition of one professor each year who makes an extra effort to involve students in hands-on, engaged learning.

“It is important that teaching quality be recognized to further CU Boulder as a premier engineering education institution.” -Trevor

The EEF Committee reviews the Fixed Commitments every Fall semester to best serve the students. Please contact the EEF Committee with any questions and comments so that the we may best serve our engineering students!

Major Proposals

Descriptions, Details, and Examples coming soon!

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Mini Proposals

Descriptions, Details, and Examples coming soon!

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