Proposal Information

General Grant Areas:
Innovative Technology and Education

Area: Innovative Technology and Education

This proposal process is for new projects only.

The Technology Advisory Board provides recommendations to the UAF Chancellor on the best use of the funds generated by the Technology Fee. 

  • The competitive proposals will include:
  • the project title
  • amount requested
  • contact information
  • proposal summary
  • budget summary
  • justification for any personnel salaries or supplies requested
  • the direct benefit to the educational experience of students
  • implementation schedule and staff responsible for implementation and oversight
  • detailed list of equipment and software with specifications and costs.

The project summary should include a note on how the project will be maintained on an ongoing basis, if applicable.


GENERAL PROPOSAL PROCESS


Review Process and Awards

The proposal must include a copy of cost estimates provided by the manufacturer or supplier. Proposals with a manufacturer's estimate will be given greater consideration. Proposals will be reviewed by the appropriate levels, submitted to the TAB Committee for ratings, and reviewed and selected at the TAB Board meeting. After review of the TAB's recommendations, the Chancellor will make the official announcement of awards.

Note that the deadline for final submission to the TAB is firm. Late proposals may be resubmitted to the next competition. TAB anticipates that it will solicit proposals at the beginning of each semester.

All proposals are subject to Procurement requirements established by the state of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Refer to UA Regulations 05.06 for additional guidelines at: http://info.alaska.edu/bor/contents/pt5.html

Follow up Reports

A follow-up report for each project is due at the end of each fiscal year. It is important that the follow up report be received in order for subsequent proposals to be considered for future funding. Your follow up report should include an itemized account of how the money was spent. The Final Report Form (MS Word format) is available here.

If you have questions about the proposal areas or the process please contact TAB c/o Anita Rosas at x5006.


LAB SUPPORT PROPOSAL PROCESS


ABOUT THE APPLICATION

The application should be very descriptive. The following are the basic questions to be answered in the related questions above:

  1. A description of the computer lab
    1. Location
    2. Contact information—who is in charge?
    3. Number of computers—segregate by type and be specific as to performance.
    4. Hours of operation.
    5. Is this a staffed lab? Locked? What is the role of the staff?
    6. Peripherals? Printers? Scanners?
  2. Description of computer usage
    1. Usage statistics - if not available, please develop and present some strategy to calculate usage for subsequent reports.
    2. What do students generally use this lab for (when courses are not being taught)?
  3. Description of courses taught in the lab. (For each course)
    1. How does the course use and benefit from the computer lab.
    2. What percentage of the course uses the computer lab.
    3. Do students use lab at other times for course related activities?
  4. Any fees charged by your department for use of the technology— this could include course fees or general lab usage fees. How is this money used to directly benefit the computer/technology lab?

Area: Departmental/Specific Use Lab Support

Each year, TAB solicits funding requests from departments for departmental computer/technology lab funds for the following fiscal year. Departments can request funds to be used in a variety of ways that will best benefit the computer/technology labs directly available to students. Examples include the upgrade/replacement of lab computers, technician staffing, or new/updated peripherals.

TAB will award money generally based on demand and demonstrated use. Statistics such as number of students in the department (no need to provide - TAB has access to this data) and number of courses taught in the lab will weigh heavily in TAB's decision

Stipulations:

Please note some stipulations TAB has placed on this money:

1 ) All money received from this award must be used to directly support the lab. Applications for support in the following year will include an itemized report for purchases using previously awarded funds.

2) Computer labs cannot be co-owned by departments. Two departments cannot request separate funds for the same computer lab. However, two departments may submit one proposal together. Each department must directly benefit and use the computer lab. Appropriate documentation to prove this must be provided (e.g. courses taught by both departments). In addition, the proposal must state who will ultimately receive the funds to manage the lab.

The competitive proposals will include:

the project title
amount requested
contact information
proposal summary
budget summary
description of the lab
description of the computer usage
description of the courses taught in the lab
detailed list of equipment and software with specifications and costs
Note the use of any fees collected for lab use

If you have questions about the proposal areas or the process please contact TAB c/o Anita Rosas at x5006.