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Faculty entrepreneurship grants

Horn Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows program to award grants

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship invites faculty members to apply to the Horn Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows program, which offers grant awards of up to $12,000.

The program challenges faculty to develop new cross-disciplinary and discipline-specific courses or to redevelop existing courses with a focus on creativity, design, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Applications are due no later than Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

“The Faculty Fellows program aims to expand opportunities for all UD students to develop the skills needed to adapt and thrive in our rapidly changing world,” said Dan Freeman, founding director of the Horn Program. “We are excited to offer funding and other resources to support the efforts of faculty across campus who want to provide relevant and accessible entrepreneurial programming for their students, and help to foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout UD’s community.”

Two information sessions will be hosted at the Horn Program’s Venture Development Center at 132 E. Delaware Ave., at:

• 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and

• 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Sessions will include informal networking time to explore potential collaborations, as well as discussions of eligibility, relevant learning outcomes, application requirements and selection criteria.

To RSVP for an information session or request more information, contact the Horn Program at hornprogram@udel.edu.

Application requirements include a brief course description and a rationale for its creation or redevelopment as well as a proposed budget.

An interdisciplinary team of faculty with relevant expertise will evaluate each application and make funding recommendations based on a variety of criteria, including the number of students that will be positively impacted by the course as well as the magnitude of this impact. Recipients will be notified on or around Feb. 6 and funds will be made available to Horn Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows on May 1.

All full-time UD faculty who will hold undergraduate teaching appointments during the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply for funding from the total $100,000 award pool. Awards of up to $12,000 each will be granted, with the inclusion of faculty summer support of up to $5,000 per faculty member, and may include other course-development-related expenses. This program is supported by a grant from the Unidel Foundation.

About the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through educational offerings that emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs and other members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Through participation in Horn Program offerings, students gain the knowledge, skills, personal capacities, experiences, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in the rapidly changing world. 

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