Dear Knox Community,

Great ideas come from anywhere. In that spirit, the Board of Trustees has authorized a one-time $100,000 endowment draw to fund the Innovate Knox Initiative. The purpose of this fund is to elicit ideas and provide funding for initiatives that bring innovation to our work at Knox.

We are particularly interested in ideas that will lead to new sources of revenue, enhance existing ones, improve operational efficiency and productivity, and/or lead to significant cost savings. In this way, we seek to leverage the imagination, creativity, and ingenuity of the entire Knox community of staff, faculty, and students.

The allocation of funds and the number of awards is entirely dependent upon the merits of the proposals. Preference will given to proposals and initiatives that have the potential to become self-sustaining within three years. Collaborative proposals that involve multiple perspectives are likely to be most successful, but individual proposals are certainly welcome. Students submitting proposals should obtain a tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty or a staff member to co-sponsor the proposal to insure continuity if the proposal is selected.

Applications to the Innovate Knox Initiative should be submitted by February 2, 2018.

For more information, to see sample proposals, or to submit your proposal, visit

Senior Staff


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