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College Of Arts and Sciences

College Of Arts and Sciences

Outreach, Renovation and Activity Fund

OAR Indiana University Northwest Outreach, Activities and Renovation: Guidelines for Internal Funding Requests

Revised March 2013

Funding opportunities are now available to departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences for projects ranging from renovation to community outreach. The nature of these funding opportunities as well as the process for applying for them is outlined below. A common theme throughout is student activity and retention. Special consideration will be given for programs and projects that have not received support in the past and for projects that include collaboration with other units.  The number and intensity of student involvement are important considerations. At the conclusion of the project a brief report on the results of the activity will be required. Although cost sharing is not mandatory, a financial commitment from the department or program could increase the chances of approval.

Note: Please note that all submissions should include an itemized budget as well as official quotes for services rendered or products. Also use a separate sheet to clearly explain how the funds will be used. Clarity of purpose is important to receive any funding.

Outreach Fund
Purpose: This fund will support community outreach efforts within the college. The funds can be used for equipment, event paraphernalia, food for volunteers, printing. This fund will not cover guest speaking fees or labor costs.
Request Process: Go to instruction page to fill out online form.
Eligibility: All departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Special Conditions: The outreach effort must have the approval of the department and college.
Timelines: Submission of requests will be accepted throughout the academic year or until funds are exhausted.
Notification: After submission of the OAR form, COAS may consult the department regarding details. The department will be notified regarding the request soon thereafter.

Renovation Fund
Purpose: This fund will support department projects that can lead to aesthetic improvement of their program. These projects should directly improve the learning experience and should be an effort to attract and maintain students.  Examples of aesthetic improvements are conference room furniture, electronic displays, department brochures, public area renovation projects, signage and student area improvements. Faculty office space renovations will not typically be supported.
Request Process: Go to instruction page to fill out online form.
Eligibility: All departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences
Special Conditions: The fund will support the major portion of the project. COAS may ask the department to contribute a portion of the cost depending upon their ability to do so.
Timelines: Submission of requests will be accepted throughout the academic year or until funds are exhausted.
Notification: After submission of the OAR form, COAS may consult the department regarding details. The department will be notified regarding the request soon thereafter.

Activity Fund
Purpose: This fund will support faculty/department/unit activities that provide co-curricular involvement.  Examples of activities the fund can be used for are expenses associated with a campus conference and/or external speakers.
Request Process: Go to instruction page to fill out online form.
Eligibility: All departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Special Conditions: The activity of the college.
Timelines: Submission of requests will be accepted throughout the academic year or until funds are exhausted.
Notification: After submission of the OAR form, COAS may consult the faculty member regarding details. The department will be notified regarding the request soon thereafter.