Discovery is a women's collaborative philanthropic leadership group established to support projects and programs at Ball State University. Discovery members are volunteers who pool annual contributions to work with University administrators to select the projects they support. The maximum grant request may be up to $30,000.
Discovery is seeking projects that are in line with Ball State University's Beneficence Pledge, and will contribute to the University's aspiration of being a model student centered and community engaged university.
Discovery will consider funding for: specialized equipment, student assistant wages, graduate assistantship stipends, materials and supplies to support the project and summer stipends (salary is capped at $3,000, plus fringe benefits).
Discovery will not consider funding for: faculty overloads for the academic year, faculty research projects, computer equipment, tuition remission, general office equipment, or indirect costs. A project director may only hold one Discovery award per fiscal year.
Timeline for Grant Proposals
The grant period Discovery Awards will be from May 1, 2023 to August 31,2024
September 15, 2022 – Cycle to submit proposals begins. Please work with your Sponsored Projects Proposal Manager (PM) for proposal development, review and budget preparation. December 2, 2022 - All final proposals due, with University approvals in place. Your PM will assist with this process.
Full guidelines and the scoring rubric can be found on the Discovery website: https://www.bsu.edu/foundation/passion-and-impact/discovery
Questions may be directed to your SPA Proposal Manager or Sarah Lee, Senior Proposal Manager, email@example.com.
About the Discovery Group:
The Discovery Women’s Philanthropic Leadership group was created to support and fund innovative projects and programs at Ball State University – impacting students and benefiting our local, national, and international communities. Discovery is seeking projects or programs in line with Ball State University's Beneficence Pledge and will contribute to the University's aspiration of being a model student-centered and community engaged university. Discovery funded grants are a conduit to prepare students for meaningful life-long learning and service after graduation.