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Big Ideas Call For Proposals

Message from the Provost & VP for Academic Affairs

Big Ideas Round Two - call for proposals

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of a new sixth Big Idea in the humanities and creative arts under the theme of Human Expression.
Dr. Gene Bourgeois

To Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues,

In August, we opened a second round process for submitting proposals for projects that align with the five approved Big Ideas areas, and a new sixth Big Idea in the humanities and creative arts under the theme of Human Expression.  In this round, we are looking for specific projects which, if given the necessary resources, can advance research and student engagement within one of the Big Idea areas.

A Big Ideas Open Forum will be hosted on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. to provide you the opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and receive feedback about developing your proposal.  The Open Forum will be hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams.  Please RSVP to by Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

 Visit the Big Ideas website to obtain more information and submit your online proposal.  Proposals can be submitted through October 30, 2020..


Gene Bourgeois
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

More Information

Open Forum in September

An Open Forum will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. to provide additional information and respond to questions.  

You can find more information on the Big Ideas at the Big Idea FAQs webpage or by contacting Nicole Anable, Assistant Director for Campaign management, by email at or by phone at 512.245.4055.

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Submission Process

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How to Submit a Big Idea

The submission period opens on July 30, 2020 and closes on October 30, 2020. An online application form will be available during that time.

Proposal instructions are provided to assist in developing a Big Ideas proposal. Please use the online form to submit your proposal.

Submission Deadline - October 30,2020

Learn more about the timeline for project submission and selection.