This internal grant program allows all ESU faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to experience the positive impact of entrepreneurship. It is intended to support the development of and to infuse an entrepreneurial culture at ESU.

This internal grant program allows all ESU faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to experience the positive impact of entrepreneurship. It is intended to support the development of and to infuse an entrepreneurial culture at ESU.

Due to the unique circumstances during COVID 19, "Out of the Box" will award grants of up to $2,500 in support of exceptional approaches to solutions for problems created and intensified by this pandemic.

East Stroudsburg University (ESU), in alignment with its strategy to become a university that has a reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship, offers the Out of the Box internal grant opportunity. This opportunity is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Collaborative proposals between faculty, non-faculty members of the community, and students are strongly encouraged.

Proposal Requirements and Guidelines

The RFP is competitive. The proposals must address how the project or proposed idea is in alignment with ESU’s strategic plan Students First: Empowering Innovation through Collaboration 2017-2020. ESU’s goals for 2020 remain the same as those identified for 2014-2017. Goal 3 is: A Reputation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Creating a Curious, Inventive, and Risk-Taking Community..

  1. The number of grants awarded will be based on the availability of funds and proposal merit.
  2. At least one grant will be given each quarter.
  3. The proposals must be submitted via ESU eGRANTS by the deadline each quarter.
  4. Grant recipients shall submit a final evaluation report within two weeks of completion of the project.
  5. It is expected for grant recipients to share their entrepreneurial activity to the ESU community when possible.

Any questions, contact: Christina McDonald, Director, Office of Sponsored Project and Research, cmcdonald9@esu.edu.

Here is information for 2019-2020 Out of the Box Committee Membership

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research with any questions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
ESU Innovation Center, 562 Independence Road
Phone:
(570) 422-7920
Fax:
(570) 422-7951 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Assistant to the Provost for Research
Name
Christina McDonald
Phone:
(570) 422-7954