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UW Bothell Initiatives Group 

Strategic proposals with an institutional perspective

Chancellor Wolf Yeigh invites UW Bothell faculty, staff and students to think "big" by submitting great ideas that just need a little investment to take root.

Requests are for one-time funding only and must be eligible for funding under state budget guidelines. Long-term requests should be part of the university budget process. Requests may come from UW Bothell students, faculty or staff. Requests should explain the impact of the project and how it aligns with the campus mission and strategic goals. 

Proposals should be submitted electronically to the UW Bothell Initiative Group (UWBIG), which meets monthly to consider proposals in accordance with the Chancellor’s guidelines. For this pilot year, a total of $50,000 is available to fund all projects. UWBIG contributions to most projects will not exceed $5,000. UWBIG is co-chaired by academic and administrative vice chancellors, and includes representation from administration, faculty, staff and students. 

Members of the 2015-16 UWBIG committee:

  • Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (co-chair)
  • Ana Karaman, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning (co-chair)
  • Dominick Juarez, President, Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell
  • Bruce Burgett, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (representing academic deans)
  • Phil Akers, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations
  • Casey Mann, Chair, General Faculty Organization (GFO), and Bill Erdly, Chair, GFO Executive Council (will alternate to represent GFO)
  • Lisa Walker, Co-chair, General Staff Organization

Submit a proposal


Meetings have been scheduled through December. January –June dates will be announced when the schedule is finalized. Please submit your proposal by the due date for consideration at the next UWBIG meeting.

2015-16 meeting dates:

  • December 21
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 20

Proposal due dates:

  • December 14
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 14
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 13

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