Innovation Development Grant

Innovation Development Grant

The purpose of the Innovation Development Grant is to encourage academic-driven innovation that supports the mission and strategic plan of Ferris State University. We seek innovative projects or initiatives that:

  • Encourage and facilitate innovative degree initiatives in emerging fields
  • Promote and advance innovative experiences that blend theory and practice.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications. You may reference the full application as a pdf. Please use the electronic forms linked below to submit your application.

Phase 1 - Concept Form: Complete this First

This form is the first step, and is designed to gather information to determine if this grant is a funding fit for the project or idea. Start Phase 1 now.

Phase 2 - Proposal Form: Complete this Second

After completing the Phase 1 form, use the Phase 2 form to share specific details about the proposal. Start Phase 2 now.

Innovation Advisory Team Members

The Ferris Innovation Advisory Team was created to assist in the development and execution of the Innovation Development Grant application and review process, as well as support HatchEd, the University Innovation Fair and Idea Incubator event.

  • Sandy Alspach - A&S
  • Emily Aslakson - MCO
  • Sandy Balkema - A&S
  • Michael Berghoef - A&S
  • Peter Bradley - RSS
  • Brian Brady - CET
  • Lee Davis - KCAD
  • Tom Dowling - COP
  • Brady Flachs - A&S
  • Jody Gardei - Staff Center
  • Kim Hancock - COP
  • Michele Harvey - CET
  • Luke Hedman - CET
  • Steve Hundersmarck - COB
  • Jina Jackson-Rockwell - COB
  • Emmanuel Jadhav - COHP
  • Ali Konieczny - FLITE
  • Jenny Lamberts - COP
  • Wendy Lenon - COHP
  • Jon Moroney - KCAD
  • Dave McCall - RSS
  • Andrew Peterson - EIO
  • Schuyler Pike - A&S
  • Avesh Raghunandan - MCO
  • Kelley Senkowski - EIO
  • Felix Smith - A&S