The following are generally expected funding guidelines for the strategic innovation fund:

  • Advance one or more of the themes in the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. Clearly identify which theme your project will advance.
  • Demonstrate to the reader that your project is innovative.
  • Write for a general audience.
  • Clearly define the problem or opportunity being addressed and the strategy used.
  • Represent a cross-campus collaborative effort, as appropriate to the project.
  • Have the potential to become financially sustainable if the project is expected to continue beyond the funding period.
  • Demonstrate the impact of the project on Marquette and the broader community, as appropriate.
  • Provide a set of realistic goals that can be achieved within a defined time period.