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Tech Fee Funding Cycle Open for 2017

PHOTO: Students attending MADE@UF Open House event.

The 2017 funding cycle is open for Technology Fee grants. “Tech Fee” funding is available for projects that will enhance the technology used in UF’s instructional environment.

Anyone with an idea that fits the Tech Fee guidelines is encouraged to submit a proposal. Some recently funded projects include the short-term tablet rentals in the Libraries and the funding of a second MADE@UF lab in Infinity Hall. A proposed idea, in the form of a concept paper, must be discussed with and approved by a UFIT unit director. (A list of UFIT directors and their area of responsibility is available under “Requirements” on the Submitting a Concept Paper page.) The deadline for the initial discussion and signature is Feb. 3, 2017.

Submission deadline for concept papers is Feb. 10, 2017. Finalists will then be invited to submit full proposals in April. After reviewing the proposals, the Technology Fee Advisory Committee’s funding recommendations will go to Vice President and CIO Elias Eldayrie for consideration. Projects selected for funding will be announced prior to the end of the spring 2017 term. Program information, guidelines, templates, and previously funded projects are available on the Tech Fee website. Please feel free to email Anne Allen, support administrator for the Technology Fee Advisory Committee, with any questions about the submission process.