University of Southern Indiana

Applications Information

Signature Initiative - Living Wisely
Academic Venture Capital Fund (AVCF)

Phase 1 Application Preparation

The Phase 1 application is submitted by individual applicants online. Application review begins immediately. Submission deadline is Monday, October 23, 2017. The application includes the following information:

  • Name, department, college/unit, title/role, email address
  • Why are you interested in participating in the AVCF program? (up to 75 words)
  • What are your areas of expertise and experience and how are they related to the goals of the Signature Initiative? (up to 75 words)
  • How could you contribute to a multi-disciplinary team? (up to 75 words)
  • What experience do you have working with community partners on research/engagement projects?  Please list these community partners, if any.  (up to 75 words)
  • Provide an example of how you have developed or might create interactions/connections between your teaching, scholarship, and service activities to achieve desired outcomes.  (up to 75 words)
  • Please describe how your participation in the Signature Initiative could contribute to your professional growth and development? (up to 75 words)
  • Community dimensions of interest (select up to 5): behavioral health, community/marketing, education, environment, health promotion, housing, innovation, mental and behavioral health, socioeconomic issues, non-profits, public policy, social entrepreneurship, social justice, systems approach/thinking, STEM/technology, special populations
  • Preferences in the research continuum (select up to 5): literature review, research questions development, interacting with community partners, modeling/methodology, research and development, data analysis, extracting insights for policy development and applications, project management, communications/dissemination

Phase 1 Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed based on relevance to the goals of the Signature Initiative and responsiveness to the application questions.  Application information will be used to develop initial teams for Phase 2.

Phase 2 Proposal Preparation 

Proposal Instructions.pdf 

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