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The INFORMATICS+ Project Grant program funds high-impact student-involved R&D and creative projects that connect students to the region and the world and leverage the power of informatics in a variety of settings.

Informatics — broadly construed — refers to all the disciplines that have information at their core, and ranges from media and communication to software design and analytics. It is about creating meaning in a world of data.

The nature of proposed projects can vary widely. Examples might include researching the local impact of certain information technologies, building digital solutions that help a community, or documenting stories of people whose voices have not been heard.

The College of Informatics invites proposals from faculty across campus. Although informatics students or faculty should be among those involved in each project, projects that engage colleges outside the COI are specifically encouraged, and nothing precludes the project lead from being a non-COI faculty or staff member.

A new RFP is currently available and proposals are due on Sept. 5, 2022.

Important Dates

September 5, 2022 Deadline for online submission of proposal
September 23, 2022 Awards announced
October 1, 2022 Funds released
June 30, 2023 Final reports due



Provided below are this year's grant guidelines, an Excel budget spreadsheet, and a grant proposal template with signature page.

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Grant Proposal Template


For questions or additional information, contact Kendall Fisher at (859) 572-5791 or

Prior Funded Projects

Projects were funded in Spring and Fall 2020.

To read more about the initial program launch, visit here.




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About Informatics+

This center formally launched in November 2019 with three foci:

  • Talent Development: K-12 pipeline, career readiness, professional training, and symposia.·     
  • Academic Integration: Interlinking degree programs with experiential learning.·     
  • Regional and Global Engagement: Bringing real word research, development, and creative work into the classroom and to student-faculty teams. 

These foci are designed to amplify the impact of NKU's new strategic framework, Success By Design, with its pillars of access, completion, and career and community engagement.   



Kendall Fisher
Executive Director, Informatics+
Griffin Hall 330A
(859) 572-5791 |