A kickoff event for the 2019-20 Explorer Challenge will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 707Hub. Attendees will learn more about past projects and the upcoming proposal process.
The Explorer Challenge provides the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to submit proposals for up to $25,000 in seed money for innovative projects that make an impact and advance the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries.
Explorer Challenge funds may be used for a wide variety of projects including:
- Developing new interdisciplinary research clusters
- Building community and industry partnerships
- Funding ideas that will help the university operate more effectively or efficiently
- Other potentially high impact ideas that require seed funds to test concept or build momentum
Innovative projects can be a new idea altogether or an adaptation of existing strategies to support Marquette in new ways. Projects that are interdisciplinary and have the potential for community partnership or impact are encouraged.
Marquette recognizes that true innovation requires diverse perspectives. This year’s competition will feature a special emphasis on integrating inclusive practices into Explorer Challenge projects. Applicants will be asked to discuss the ways in which their project demonstrates inclusive approaches as part of the pre-proposal and final proposal.
Attend the Oct. 15 event to learn more. To help applicants formulate project ideas, an “Ideas Fest” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Pre-proposals due Dec. 2.