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Butler Innovation Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit an idea to the Innovation Fund?

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?

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?

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?

You need to fill out the form "Applications for Butler Innovation Fund: 2016." Please contact Jason Range 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 Jason Range at An email acknowledging the receipt of your submission will be sent to you. 

When is my application due?

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016.

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

There will be one round of funding for 2016. 

When will decisions be made with regard to funding ideas?

It is anticipated that decisions for this round will be made mid-summer 2016.

How much total funding will be awarded?

Up to $100,000 will be awarded for 2016.