Internal Funds

Employees of Augsburg College, along with all registered students, are eligible to apply to the following funds.

The Augsburg 2019 Innovation Fund

The Augsburg 2019 Innovation Fund is made possible through the generosity of the Lindell family and is designed to help support innovation on campus related to the College’s strategic plan, Augburg 2019.

Proposals should be no more than two pages in length and should include:

  • How the proposed project advances themes detailed in Augsburg 2019.
  • A general description of the proposed project, including who will lead the project, who else will be engaged, and a timeline for completion.
  • A budget for the proposed project, not to exceed $2,500 (unless it is appropriately connected with another innovation project and there is a joint funding request).

Projects that are funded will illustrate an appropriate scope and be aimed at providing evidence of sustainable innovation and change across all areas of the college – academic programs, administrative areas, and campus life. All employees of the college, along with all registered students, are eligible to apply to the Innovation Fund.

Proposals should be sent to Leif Anderson (andersol@augsburg.edu), vice president and chief information officer. Leif will do an initial review of proposals and is available for consultation if desired (his office is in Memorial 123 and his telephone number is 612-330-1689). Proposals that appear most likely to succeed and advance the goals of Augsburg 2019 will be presented to the President’s Cabinet for final review and approval.

Proposals can be submitted at any time before the end of the fiscal year, May 31, 2014, and will be accepted until this year’s available funding (approximately $25,000) is expended.

The President’s Fund to Advance Peacemaking (PFAP)

The President’s Fund to Advance Peacemaking is funded by a substantial anonymous gift and is intended to fund projects that advance the work of peace on campus, in the neighborhood, around the city and country, and around the world.

Very much in line with Augsburg’s historic relationship with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and its goal to “inspire peacemaking through celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize laureates,” this fund will enable us to further integrate peacemaking across all aspects of the College.

Proposals for the first round of funding from the PFAP can be made beginning immediately and will be accepted until January 17, 2014.  Proposals will be reviewed by the Augsburg College President Pribbenow and Sabo Professor Emeritus Garry Hesser. Final first-round funding decisions will be announced by February 1, 2014.

To apply for funding from the PFAP, send a brief proposal (not to exceed two pages) to Barbara Gaiser (gaiser@augsburg.edu) in the President’s office.  The proposal should include:

  • A description of the project and its intended outcomes related to peacemaking (broadly defined).
  • Who will lead the project and who else will be involved, along with a description of the context for the project (geographical or otherwise).
  • A proposed budget, including the source of other funds if applicable. The budget should not exceed $25,000 in annual expenses.

Professor Hesser is available to consult on project proposals (hesser@augsburg.edu).  Projects may involve academic programs, administrative areas, and campus life, and also may include community engagement and research initiatives.

The PFAP is intended to fund approximately $50,000 in projects each year for the next four years, at which point the PFAP will be fully expended, which is the donor’s intent. Another funding round will be launched in late spring 2014 to fund projects for the 2014-15 academic year. All employees of the college, along with all registered students, are eligible to apply to the PFAP.