First Call for eXtension 2017 Innovation Project Grants

Are You an Extension Innovator?

Submit Your Concepts Now for 2017 Innovation Grants

eXtension Foundation, Inc., the U.S. Cooperative Extension System’s national resource for advancing innovation and providing professional development for Extension professionals, is seeking initial abstract proposals for prescreening for 2017 Innovation Projects funding.

50-Word Abstract Deadline is Monday, December 19th, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST.

The Innovation Projects initiative is part of the eXtension Foundation’s mission to support experimental projects that will drive opportunities to adopt innovation in the greater Cooperative Extension System. In the 2017 round, we will award up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 each to recipients for a one-year period. Recipients will also receive support of their project from eXtension’s Innovation Lab.

To be eligible for this funding, you must be an Extension Faculty Member, Specialist, Educator, Agent or Staff Member of an eXtension Foundation Premium Member Institution.

The submission process for prescreening requires a brief abstract describing the initial project concept, plus applicant contact information. Finalists selected during prescreening will then be invited to submit expanded, complete proposals for 2017 Innovation Project grants. All proposals will be submitted online for both the prescreening and final application processes.

For full details on 2017 Innovation Project proposal requirements and access to the online abstract proposal submission form, please visit

Please direct any questions about the 2017 Innovation Projects initiative or the proposal process to Jamie Seger, or Jerry Thomas,