Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR)

Important Dates

February 24 Call for proposals sent
StAR Proposal Submission Form
StAR Rubric
March 31 Due date for proposals
April 1 Review period begins
Thru to April 23 Discussion/review by SPAC
Thru to May 21 Review/approval by Executive Council
Early June Delivery of outcome to applicants


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   May I submit more than one proposal?
A.   Yes.
Q.   Is there a minimum funding request?
A.   Yes, the minimum is $5,000 with a maximum of $50,000.
Q.   May I request a permanent position through StAR?
A.   No. The allocation for this process is one-time funding only. The campus employs a workforce planning model, through which all position requests are vetted.
Q.   Will all proposals be reviewed by the President’s Executive Council?
A.   Proposals will first be reviewed by the StAR review committee comprising faculty, staff, Senate and student representatives. This committee will then make recommendations to the President’s Executive Council for review and final decisions.
Q.   Can a member of the President’s Executive Council submit a proposal?
A.   No.
Q.   How much money will be allocated for the StAR program?
A.   Up to $150,000 has been identified for fiscal year 2021.
Q.   Can my proposal request money for more than one year?
A.   Yes. Multi-year proposals of a maximum of three years in duration will be accepted. However, funding will be considered on an annual basis based upon assessment of progress and goal attainment.
Q.   Can a proposal be submitted for a second round of funding?  
A.   Yes, but not more than twice.
Q.   When can I start spending if my proposal is funded?
A.   Fiscal Year 2021 begins on July 1.