Titan Innovation Fund

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What is the Titan Innovation Fund?

As a way of helping build a culture of visionary thinking and decisive action at ϲʲͼ Mercy, the Titan Innovation Fund seeks to move new and creative ideas forward to benefit the University and education of our students. The fund will distribute awards that promote "out-of-the- box" thinking and encourage faculty, staff, administrators and students to test ideas that will improve student experience, educational strategies, and institutional systems at ϲʲͼ Mercy. Proposals that promote President Taylor’s Institutional Priorities and show promise for a significant return on the initial investment are desired.



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Important Dates
Date Action
Aug. 15 Request for Pre-Proposals
Aug. 30 Pre-Proposals Submission Due
Sept. 15 Request for Full-Proposals (Approved Pre-Proposal Submissions only)
Sept. 30 Full-Proposals Due with Completed Budget Template
Nov. 3* Awardees Notified
Nov. 13* Initial Disbursement of Funds
TBD* Final Disbursement of Funds is noted in Award Letter of Agreement

*Revised on 10/9/2023

How do I apply?


  • If you are a ϲʲͼ Mercy student, faculty member, administrator, or staff member, you are eligible to apply.
  • Each person submitting a proposal must have support from a “Proposal Champion” (Vice President, Dean, Faculty Advisor(students), or Supervisor) and list that person on the proposal, along with their title. The Proposal Champion will work with you to determine the feasibility of the initiative, and if funds are awarded, provide support with implementing the initiative.
  • If a group or team is submitting a proposal, only one contact person will be listed. There is an item on the form requesting the names, affiliation, and project roles of others involved.


  1. Review the University's Institutional Priorities which serve as the impetus for the Titan Innovation Fund
  2. Submit your Pre-proposal
  3. Submit your Full Proposal
  4. Review Post-Award Information