- About the Explorer Challenge
- Process and Timeline
- Submit a Pre-Proposal
- Submit a Final Proposal
- Innovation Council
- 2017 Awardees
- 2016 Awardees
- 2015 Awardees
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals or teams (faculty, staff and students are all eligible) develop innovative ideas that support one or more themes of Beyond Boundaries, the university’s strategic plan.
Short pre-proposals are submitted to the new University Innovation Council for review; the Innovation Council will review and provide feedback. Pre-proposals are required for participation in this year’s competition. There will be no selection of proposals to continue to the final submission – any pre-proposal that is submitted will be eligible to continue to step 3.
Download the 2017-2018 pre-proposal form.
Applicants revise and refine proposals, as appropriate. Small requests (less than $5,000) will continue to use short application format; major requests will require more detail. The Innovation Council and University Financial Planning will review and provide feedback to University leadership.
Further review will include the University Leadership Council; the president and provost will give the final review. The president will announce the awards.
Download the 2017-2018 final proposal forms (document coming soon).
Final budgets and milestones will be established. Annual reports will be reviewed by the University Innovation Council and posted on the Marquette Innovation website.
December 1, 2017 – Two-page preposals due by 11:59pm
Late January 2018 – Feedback returned
March 4, 2018 – Final proposals due by 11:59pm
March and April 2018 – Review of final proposals
May 2018 – Awards announced
May and June 2018 – Budgets and milestones finalized
July 1, 2018 – Awards begin