Thinking Forward.  Butler Innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit an idea to the Innovation Fund? ~ Show Answer

All current Butler faculty, staff and students can submit an idea. We think great ideas can come from all members of our community.

Can I submit more than one idea? ~ Show Answer

Absolutely!  You can submit as many ideas as you would like.  However, we do ask that you submit a new application for each of your ideas-basically one idea per application.

If I am a Butler employee, do I have to have get my dean’s or supervisor’s approval before I submit an idea? ~ Show Answer

No, you do not need to get approval from your dean or supervisor before submitting your idea. Just go ahead and submit!

How does the application process work? ~ Show Answer

You need to fill out the form "Application for Butler Innovation Funds: 2014." Please contact Susan MacLaren at for a copy of the form. Once you have completed the form, please save your application and rename it with your last name. Then, submit your application as an attachment via email to Susan MacLaren at . An email acknowledging the receipt of your submission will be sent to you. 


When is my application due? ~ Show Answer

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014.


How many rounds of funding will there be for this year? ~ Show Answer

There will be one round of funding for 2014. 

When will decisions be made with regard to funding ideas? ~ Show Answer

It is anticipated that funding decisions for this round will be made at the beginning of April 2014. 

How much total funding will be awarded? ~ Show Answer

Up to $300,000 will be awarded for 2014.