BLC Innovation Fund

In October 2020, the BLC established the BLC Innovation Fund to support and enrich the activities of our Communities of Interest, Working Groups, and Committees during the 2020-21 academic year. Read the full announcement here.

Throughout the pilot, individual BLC Communities of Interest, Working Groups, and Committees may apply for funding awards of up to $1,500 to enrich their collective work. Possible uses for funding include honoraria and costs associated with external guest speakers, training and professional development fees, and other costs incurred beyond ordinary meeting expenses.

Provisional applications for emergent projects and activities are encouraged. BLC Communities may also submit multiple smaller applications throughout the year, though each BLC Community may receive no more than $1,500 in total from the BLC Innovation Fund during the pilot period. 

Applications are considered on a monthly basis for proposals received by the first day of each month. Funding is limited, and the final application deadline for the pilot is May 1, 2021. Award notifications will be communicated within three weeks of each deadline.

For larger projects, please consider developing a proposal for external funding and/or BLC Reserve Fund support in collaboration with BLC staff.

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