Strategic Initiative Funding: Submit a Pre-Proposal

Individuals or teams with an idea that advances USD's Envisioning 2024 Strategic Plan Goals should consider submitting a Pre-Proposal. 

The purpose of the fund is to jump-start, but not permanently fund, initiatives for at most two years. The maximum award amount is $100,000 for an approved full proposal with supporting budget. USD students, faculty, staff, and administrators are eligible. Students should have the support of a faculty member, while faculty, staff, and administrators should have the support of their Dean or Vice President. Preview the PDF version of the pre-proposal to see the information that will be needed for pre-proposal submission.

The initiative should be an innovative approach of attending to a problem or opportunity that supports USD’s strategic goals and pathways. The initiative should span across multiple units on campus or extend out into the community. 

When ready to submit your pre-proposal use the QUALTRICS online Pre-Proposal link. A Strategic Goal Committee (SGC) will review the pre-proposal using a set of criteria and provide feedback. When a pre-proposal is accepted, it moves to the next step, otherwise the proposer will be notified of the criteria that were not met and advised if a variation of the proposal should be submitted for the next cycle.


Link to QUALTRICS Pre-Proposal Form

Please preview the form as a PDF prior to completing online.