Innovation Fund

CAAE Innovation Fund, deadline June 4, 2021

The CAAE Board has allocated $5,000 in its annual budget for the CAAE Innovation Fund. 

The fund was created to provide seed funding for CAAE member institutions to take on a pioneering project or initiative that pushes the boundaries of existing Alumni Engagement practice, and to assist our institutions in being innovative in our community-building efforts. The fund may be used to support a new program or technology, a research project, or a communications approach, as some examples.

In order to qualify for this funding, the member institution must be able to demonstrate that it is also investing some of its own resources in this initiative. Successful applicants will be asked to share results and impact of their initiative with the CAAE Board and potentially with CAAE members more broadly within 18 months of being selected to receive the funding.

Additional consideration will be given to CAAE members partnering with other member institutions.

CAAE members may submit an application to the CAAE Awards and Fellowships Committee containing the following: 

•    a description of the project 

•    project manager(s) 

•    participants and stakeholders 

•    timeline and intended goals/outcomes of the project 

Applications should be submitted by Friday, June 4, 2021 to the attention of Jorge Ancona, Chair, Awards and Fellowships Committee. The Committee will vet applications and present recommendations to the CAAE Board at an upcoming board meeting.