FOR ADVISORS' INFORMATION: Student Success Innovation Fund – Fall 2018 Call for Proposals

The Fall 2018 Student Success Innovation Fund is now open for submission from the UIC community. Please see the call below.

You can review the funded projects from last spring's call at the Funded Projects web page. Three of the selected projects were proposed by members of the advising community:

  • Commuter Engagement and Resource Connection - Spencer Long (Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) and Kristina Garcia (Commuter Student Advocacy and Student Engagement)
  • Strengths Trends - Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (College of Applied Health Sciences)
  • TRIO Career Development Learning Opportunity - Melissa Franzen (Office of Career Services) and Marisol Mastrangelo (TRIO)

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 solicitation for proposals for the Student Success Innovation Fund.  This program aims to support projects that closely align with UIC’s goal of assuring the timely graduation of all UIC undergraduate students.

The solicitation is open to all campus units.  Funds may be used to pilot new programing or enhance existing programing.  Proposed projects should target activities and approaches that have high potential for increasing student success as measured by first-to-second-year retention and/or graduation rates and/or parity among racial and ethnic groups in terms of academic achievement.

For more information on the solicitation and instructions for proposal submission, along with the list of funded projects in the Spring 2018 competition, please visit the Student Success Innovation Fund website.

Please feel free to share widely this information with those who may be interested. The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2018.  For questions, please email


Nikos Varelas
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs