Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants

Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants

With awards of up to $7,000, BTtoP has awarded 21 colleges and universities, plus their partner institutions, with Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants to support multi-institutional collaborations that advance—through innovative practices, programs, policies, or research—the core educational purposes to which BTtoP is committed. These grants are relatively modest, but their aim is ambitious: to catalyze innovation projects that bring institutions together in sustained collaboration. 

The 21 awarded grants, chosen from a diverse and meritorious group of 95 proposals, involving more than 300 colleges and universities as well as dozens of other organizational partners, will advance BTtoP's three commitments through multi-institutional partnerships. These commitments include: the belief that undergraduate education should be holistic and transformative, nurturing active and integrative learning, personal well-being, preparation for meaningful work, and democratic citizenship. The belief that “educating the whole student” must include all students, no matter their background, interests, or educational setting. And the belief that the first two commitments require the reshaping of higher education.

BTtoP's support for these projects was made possible through the Endeavor Foundation of New York City. 

Awarded Grantees 

Lead Institution: Bowling Green State University | Partner Institution: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Lead Institution: Brandeis University | Partner Institutions: ENACT Health Policy Initiative and ENACT Labor Network 
Lead Institution: California State University, Monterey Bay | Partner Institution: Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey
Lead Institution: College of the Canyons | Partner Institutions: California State University, Dominguez Hills, California State University, Northridge, and Cerritos College
Lead Institution: College Unbound | Partner Institutions: The Evergreen State College, National Louis University, and DePaul University
Lead Institution: CUNY Graduate Center | Partner Institutions: Cleveland State University, Guttman Community College, CUNY, and Saint Peter's University
Lead Institution: Drew University | Partner Institution: University of San Diego 
Lead Institution: James Madison University | Partner Institutions: Colonial Academic Alliance, Crossing Borders Education, Elon University, Kansai University
Lead Institution: Lehigh University | Partner Institutions: Arizona State University, Bates College, Cornell University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Stetson University, University of Richmond, and Vanderbilt University
Lead Institution: Metropolitan State University | Partner Institutions: Carleton College, Minneapolis College, and Minnesota Campus Compact
Lead Institution: Mills College Partner Institutions: Clark University, Hamilton College, and Pitzer College
Lead Institution: Oberlin College Partner Institution: Lorain County Community College
Lead Institution: Pennsylvania State University College System 
Lead Institution: Ramapo College of New Jersey Partner Institutions: New Jersey Digital Humanities Consortium and Seton Hall University
Lead Institution: Siena College Partner Institutions: Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Schenectady County Community College, Skidmore College, The College of St. Rose, The SAGE Colleges, and The University at Albany
Lead Institution: Slippery Rock University Partner Institution: Butler County Community College
Lead Institution: SUNY Geneseo Partner Institutions: City of Asylum: Pittsburgh, Monroe Community College, Rochester City of Asylum, Shake on the Lake
Lead Institution: The College of New Jersey Partner Institution: The Bonner Foundation
Lead Institution: The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Partner Institutions: Grand Valley State University and Kent State University
Lead Institution: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Partner Institutions: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan College Access Network, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Wayne State University
Lead Institution: The University of the South Partner Institution: The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation