Project Proposal Application

See the Project Proposal Guidelines for assistance in crafting this proposal.

Contact Information

Project Information


The abstract should be a broad overview of what the project is and what it hopes to achieve. The abstract should be no more than 300 words.

Relevance to Bicentennial Goals and Principles

Describe how the proposed project corresponds to the goals and principles of the Indiana University Bicentennial. Cite specific goals and principles whenever possible. This section should be no more than 1,000 words.

Project Narrative (Category 2 & 3 Projects Only)

Category 1 projects do not need to complete this section. The narrative should detail what the project is, why it is needed, what its goals are, student involvement, potential or existing partnerships, and make an argument as to why it would be a good investment of Bicentennial funds. Narratives should be no more than 3,000 words.


A detailed budget is required for all projects. The budget should include estimates for the following items.

  • Staff/Faculty/Student pay
  • Hospitality (food & beverages)
  • Honorariums for speakers
  • Securing space for events
  • Travel expenses
  • Supplies and materials needed to complete the project
  • Performance services
  • Print materials to promote the program and for use during the program
  • Physical and digital displays and exhibits


Projects that will involve partners should include a contact for each relevant organization. This includes, name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email.

Letters of Support

Letters of support from project partners, IU units, registered student organizations, and/or IUAA chapters are required for all projects. If any other funding is being used for the project, the funder should provide a letter of support as well. The letters should speak to the goals of the project, how it relates the Bicentennial goals and principles, and how the partner will contribute to the project.