Overview: The bLUeprint Grants have been established to encourage faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students to develop programs that will enrich and expand student learning opportunities to promote student success. There will be two application cycles per academic year in which awards of up to $2500 will be available. A call for proposals will be issued to all faculty and staff each semester. All proposals will be reviewed by the Faculty Committee on Student Life (FCSL). Priority will be given to those proposals that reflect a collaborative effort by faculty, staff and students, and that impact a broad audience. Please note that expenses for compensation of Lehigh faculty, staff or students are NOT eligible for funding through this grant.
Criteria: Proposals should:
- Be innovative and distinctive with potential for being recognized as notable or best-in-class by peers, individuals, or groups beyond the immediate Lehigh constituency.
- Have measurable outcomes in light of bLUeprint foundational principles that impact both participants and others beyond the direct participants.
- Improve student life at Lehigh and enhance the sense of community among students, faculty, staff, and/or the greater South Bethlehem neighborhood.
- Hold promise to grow in influence and to be sustainable and replicable (rather than general suppplemental funding for existing projects or organizations).
- Demonstrate intellectual collaboration between faculty and students in the design and execution of the activity.
The five bLUeprint foundational principles are listed below. It is not necessary to address all of them, only those that most apply to your proposed project.
Creative Curiosity - Students will ask big questions, seek mindful solutions, and develop an overall inquisitive outlook on the world.
Identity Development - Students will continue to develop into their own unique person, become grounded in their multiple identities, and live out their carefully chosen values and beliefs.
Collaborative Connections - Students will learn to build positive relationships and engage in dialogue, utilizing their personal values, and inquisitive outlook as a guide.
Inclusive Leadership - Students will make decisions, take action, and contribute positively to their communities in ways that are purposeful, socially just and built on integrity.
Professional Growth & Success - Students will utilize their intellectual passions and talents to create and enact a personal definition of success that positively represents themselves, their profession, and their communities.
For a detailed explanation, read the bLUeprint Information from Student Affairs