Funding Opportunities

See the full Request for Proposals for Campus Dialogue Grants here


Deadline for proposal submission: Friday, December 9, 2016
Informational Webinar: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:30PM EST - recording and powerpoint slides available below.
Awards Announced: January 20, 2017
Grant Completion Date: January 31, 2018


Campus Dialogue Grants: 
Realizing Higher Education's Greater Purposes

Campus dialogue grants of up to $5,000 for a single institution or up to $15,000 for consortia (institutional matching required for both) will provide support for one-year projects (for calendar year 2017–2018) based around thematically integrated gatherings or dialogues involving a core group of diverse campus constituents. Successful proposals should demonstrate how these dialogues will, through the lens of each institution’s unique campus culture and the issues affecting the campus community, facilitate the greater purposes of higher education: learning and discovery, well-being, civic engagement, and preparation for living meaningfully in the world.

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please read the full 2017-2018 Request for Proposals.

Our apologies that an earlier version of the RFP uploaded to this page contained an error in referencing "academic year 2017-2018." That information has now been updated so that the RFP reflects the correct timeline for dialogues to occur in the CALENDAR year 2017-2018. Grant awards will be announced January 20, 2017. At least 5 dialogues are expected to take place during spring, summer, and fall of 2017, with completion of the project by January 31, 2018. Final budget reports will be due in March 2018.



Thank you to all who joined our informational webinar  on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:30pm EST by BTtoP’s National Evaluator Ashley Finley! The webinar provided guidance on the RFP, BTtoP's theory of change, and crafting campus dialogue grant proposals, with particular attention to the required proposal logic model. Participants did have the opportunity to ask questions during the live webinar -- but if you joined us and question was not answered, or if you were unable to join the live presentation, feel free to email us at Participation in the webinar is in no way required – just an additional resource we hoped would be helpful in breaking down some of the potentially dense concepts in the RFP for anyone trying to apply for our grants.

For those who were unable to join the live presentation, the Powerpoint slides can be viewed here.

A recording of the webinar is available here. Please note that the recording starts slightly into the presentation, but still begins on an introductory slide. If you are interested in the two previous title slides, you can view them in the Powerpoint link above. 



Background Materials

Logic Model Template for Campus Dialogue Proposals
AAC&U's and The Democracy Commitment's "Clashes Over Citizenship": A Free Webinar Series on Promoting Listening, Learning, and Engagement in Higher Education
BTtoP Case Studies: Seven Stories of Campus Theory and Practice on Student Learning, Civic Engagement and Well-Being
Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Higher Education
"The Conversation All College Students Deserve to Have," an op-ed by BTtoP Director Don Harward
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide
Frequently Asked Questions