Apply Now for Pay It Forward Funding!

Minnesota State seeks to support student, faculty, and staff innovation that shows great potential for improving teaching, learning, and access for students across our colleges and universities.

Pay It Forward Funding is available for up to $10,000, and rewards innovators who wish to replicate previously funded innovations from a college or university campus. Successful proposals will focus on past funded innovations displayed in the Innovations Gallery.  Priority will be given to projects that support the Minnesota State Equity 2030 goal.

Pay It Forward funding supports:

  • The 1:1 replicating of an innovation from one college or university campus to another within Minnesota State.
  • The creation of an innovation similar to or heavily inspired by an existing innovation on a college or university campus.

Funding recipients will be determined based on the merits of each proposal. Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 6, 2022.  Awards to be announced no later than Friday, May 27, 2022. Funding up to $10,000 is available to individual innovators or teams.

Download an Application

Find the application and more information on the Innovation Funding SharePoint site (sign in with


Contact Stephen Kelly if you have questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one information session.

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