Traditional Enhancement is a competitive infrastructure-building component with the goal of improving the educational and research infrastructure at all Louisiana institutions and in all disciplines. Traditional Enhancement, including its Multidisciplinary component, provides funds to develop the infrastructure of academic, research, or agricultural units and promote the State’s economic development. All institutions are eligible to compete. A spectrum of enhancement activities, from equipment purchases to curricular redesign, are allowed and encouraged. Most disciplines are eligible on a rotating basis.
Due to severe budgetary constraints, the Undergraduate Enhancement subprogram, with the same goals but limited to campuses with two or fewer doctoral programs, was consolidated with Traditional Enhancement in FY 2016-17. An additional subprogram, the Enhancement Subprogram for Two-Year Institutions, provided funding to address similar goals at community and technical community campuses; this subprogram was replaced in FY 2015-16 by the Endowed Two-Year Student Workforce Scholarships subprogram.
PROPOSALS DUE FOR FY 2016-17 COMPETITION: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
RFP Q&A (to be updated after October 17, 2016)
Contact Program Manager: Bryan Jones