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Call for Proposals! Institute for Social Innovation Fellows 2014- 2015

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Mon, Feb 03, 2014

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Call for Institute for Social Innovation Fellows 2014 - 2015

The Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that build human capital and sustainable change. The ISI Fellows Program offers Fielding alumni an academic partner to secure funding or other support for projects in support of this mission.


ISI Fellows have one-year appointments with renewal contingent on progress and future plans. Remuneration for Fellows is contingent upon external funding and follows university standards. All appointments include the use of Fielding business cards, access to library and other online resources, use of the ISI Fellows Forum (a place to exchange ideas and research opportunities), and consultative assistance from ISI staff. Fellows are invited to share project outcomes with the Fielding community at sessions, clusters and/or through online presentations.

Click here for ISI Fellows application instructions.

For ISI proposal SUCCESS Factors, click here.

ISI supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that build human capital and sustainable change.

Ideas for projects are based within our three program areas:

1) Research projects suitable for funding from a foundation, donor or government agency for which ISI serves as an university affiliate or fiscal agent. Research projects should have the following elements:

  • Distinctive expertise of the principal investigator and/or research team
  • Capacity of the PI or research team and ISI to successfully complete the project given the priorities and requirements of the funder

2) Professional development through workshops, webinars, graduate courses and certificates. Professional development projects should have the following elements:

  • Program development support (e.g., business/nonprofit/ government agency, foundation)
  • Clear analysis of the marketplace in terms of how the offering is distinct from those with similar content and, if offered for fee, a price point that will encourage enrollment

3) Organizational consulting projects for corporate, nonprofit and government clients (e.g., strategic planning, organizational change, talent development, program evaluation). Consulting projects should have the following elements:

  • Internal contacts who have authority to make contracting decisions
  • Clear understanding of the deliverable and its value to the organization

ISI can provide support for proposal and budget development as well as help identify students, faculty members and alumni who might be of assistance on a project.

For more information, please contact:
Joanna Burns Project Manager, Institute for Social Innovation
Email: jrburns@fielding.edu   Tel: 805 898-2906805 898-2906

 

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