PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Request for Proposals for Student Success Innovation Fund – due April 16

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce a request for proposals for a newly established Student Success Innovation Fund, which 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, 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 April 16, 2018.  For questions, please email


Nikos Varelas
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs