New Funding Opportunity: Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Special Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 Funding

The Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Special Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 funding round is now open!

Minnesota State seeks to support faculty and staff innovation that shows great potential for improving teaching, learning, and access for students across its 33 colleges and universities. This year, the Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways Special Innovating and Collaborating Toward Equity 2030 funding round will have a special focus on Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways (GLP). 

Purpose of Funding 

The purpose of this special funding call is to continue discussions, conversations and actionable steps among those who attended the ASA Fall Conference, Innovating Towards Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways. Funding will provide resources to support campus teams that are ready to implement, have already implemented or in the sustainability stage of Minnesota State GLP that foster equity-centered evidence-based strategies. 

The Minnesota State GLP framework is a vehicle for eliminating equity gaps and increasing student persistence, retention, and completion. Three key principles characterize this framework. 

  1. Curricular and program design/delivery 
  1. Comprehensive orientation and first-year experience 
  1. Holistic advising and comprehensive student support 

Minnesota State GLP is a framework of Equity 2030, the Minnesota State initiative dedicated to closing educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location by the year 2030. This funding opportunity will help campuses to move toward Equity 2030 goals.  

Minnesota State GLP projects should be inclusive and representative of the diverse voices of the campus community (e.g. students, external partners, equity by design teams, and other community members) who are engaged in this work. 


This special funding call is intended to support and advance GLP work, allowing campus teams to refine, expand, and measure their existing GLP efforts. The work period for all projects is three years, providing 12 months for project development, 12 months for project implementation, and 12 months for project evaluation. 

Three $100,000 awards are available. 


Campus teams who attended the 2022 ASA Fall Conference are eligible to apply. 

Projects that are ineligible for special funding include projects that:  

  • Create new academic programs  
  • Create new positions 
  • Provide student scholarships  
  • Provide tuition reimbursement, either direct or indirect  
  • Purchase textbooks, classroom or laboratory materials (with some exceptions) 

Examples of Project for Funding 


Faculty and staff can find more information, resources, and the application on the Innovators Sharepoint.

Applications are due at 4:00 p.m. January 30, 2023

Learn More 

Those interested in learning more about innovation funding opportunities are invited to attend an online information/Q&A session. Links to join are on the Innovators SharePoint Site

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

These sessions will be recorded and posted on the Innovators SharePoint site 


For questions regarding this special funding program, email Dr. Robbie Burnett, Director of Innovation and Collaboration, or by phone at 651-201-1783. 

To receive updates regarding innovation funding, subscribe to the ASA Newsletter

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