- About the Explorer Challenge
- Process and Timeline
- Submit a Pre-Proposal
- Innovation Council
- Past Awardees
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals or teams (faculty, staff and students are all eligible) develop innovative ideas that support one or more themes of Beyond Boundaries, the university’s strategic plan.
Short pre-proposals are submitted to the new University Innovation Council for review; the Innovation Council will review and provide feedback. Pre-proposals are required for participation in this year’s competition. There will be no selection of proposals to continue to the final submission – any pre-proposal that is submitted will be eligible to continue to step 3.
Download the 2018-2019 pre-proposal form.
Applicants revise and refine proposals, as appropriate. Small requests (less than $5,000) will continue to use short application format; major requests will require more detail. The Innovation Council and University Financial Planning will review and provide feedback to University leadership.
Further review will include the University Leadership Council; the president and provost will give the final review. The president will announce the awards.
Final budgets and milestones will be established. Annual reports will be reviewed by the University Innovation Council and posted on the Marquette Innovation website.
October 23, 2018 - Explorer Challenge Kickoff, 3:30-5pm, AMU 157
October 31, 2018 - Ideas Fest, 3:00-4:30pm, 707 Hub
November 30, 2018 – Two-page pre-proposals due by 11:59pm
Late January 2019 – Feedback returned
March 3, 2019 – Final proposals due by 11:59pm
March and April 2019 – Review of final proposals
May 2019 – Awards announced
May and June 2019 – Budgets and milestones finalized
July 1, 2019 – Awards begin