Thank you for your interest in the CIE Faculty Fellows program. Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 5.

You'll be asked to input the following into the Submittable system.
  1. A brief cover letter
  2. Identify the conference you’d like to attend in Year 1 and explain how it will support your efforts to bring entrepreneurial thinking and action into your classes and co-curricular experiences for students (max 300 words).
  3. Upload a 2-page proposal (2 pages max, 11 points, 1.5 spacing).
  4. Upload a CV   
Proposal Guidelines:
Discuss how you'll engage with and support CIE student innovation and entrepreneurship programs over the 3-year fellowship period. Identify specific goals and outcomes for each of the three years. CIE programs include the Entrepreneurship Minor, Startup Weekend, Camp PolyHacks, Innovation Quest, the Hatchery, and the Accelerator. You can learn more about these programs at cie.calpoly.edu.

Alternatively, you can propose a new program to support student engagement in entrepreneurial activities. Discuss how the program will be
  • supported by your college (financial, logistics, and communication)
  • sustainable and ongoing (beyond the three-year fellowship period)
Examples of new programs proposed by Faculty Fellows include
  • Pitch2Programmers (David Janzen), which engages computer science senior-project students with Hatchery and Accelerator teams, as well as community entrepreneurs
  • Journalism Innovation Challenge (Mary Glick) and Farm to Table Innovation Challenge (Christiane Schroeter), both of which have the potential to spark student engagement with CIE programs
You’ll be able to save your work and come back to your application at a later time. If you have questions, please reach out to Lynn Metcalf: lmetcalf@calpoly.edu.

We look forward to reviewing your proposal.

Best,
Lynn