Eagle Grants Program

Eagle Grants Program

There are two (2) grant categories being offered to faculty and staff. Category 1 is for requests ranging from $1,000 – $5,000. Category 2 is for fund requests ranging from $5,001- $25,000.

Both Category 1 and Category 2 proposals must support at least one area of EWU’s mission:

  • Student Access: Enhancing access to higher education in the Inland Northwest and beyond by recruiting and supporting traditional college-bound students, non-traditional students, and those from underserved populations;
  • Student Learning: Delivering high-quality academic programs that undergo regular, rigorous review informed by data and assessment of student learning;
  • Student Development: Delivering a high-quality co-curriculum designed to develop the intellectual, cultural, personal, and practical aspects of students’ lives; and
  • Student Completion: Promoting student success by supporting student engagement and timely degree completion.

The EWU Foundation Eagle Grants Committee will review proposals twice each academic year. Proposal packets (and all copies) must be received in the EWU Foundation, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney WA 99004 or HAR 102 (campus mail address) by the dates noted below. Please note that late submissions will not be accepted. The committee will review applications/proposals in accordance with published guidelines. A notification letter of the committee’s decision on each proposal will be sent to the specific applicant.

  • Category 1: By the third Wednesday of October at 5 p.m. (during fall quarter)
  • Category 2: By the third Wednesday of January at 5 p.m. (during winter quarter)

  1. Applications to Provost office for signature
  2. Provost’s office sends applications and copies to the Foundation office (HAR 102)
  3. Applications are reviewed by Accounts Payable to determine if specific projects have department funding in foundation account
  4. Development Director review applications to determine if the application should go to a Development Officer for fundraising
  5. If an application is a re-submission of a previous proposal with no substantive changes, the application will be returned to the applicant
  6. Once the applications are refined, packages are prepared and sent to the Eagle Grants Committee
  7. The committee will review and determine the awards
  8. The applications not receiving an award will be given to the Development Director to distribute to the appropriate Development Officer for fundraising potential
  9. All applicants will receive a letter advising them of the committee decision

The EWU Eagle Grants Program seeks innovative proposals from faculty and staff that will enhance the university and its mission, support the university’s Strategic Plan, provide opportunities for development and research as well as increase student participation.

Since 2010 Eastern Washington University Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to faculty and staff impacting student success.

Eagle Grants Application 02.18.2022 (pdf) or (docx) (Revised February 18, 2022)

2021-2022 Snapshot

Category 1

  • Eight applications were received
  • Six proposals were awarded funding
  • Four proposals were fully funded, while two received partial funding
  • The total amount awarded was $22,947.94

Category 2

  • Ten applications were received
  • Four proposals were awarded partial funding
  • The total amount awarded was $32,052.06

2020-2021 Snapshot

Category 1

  • Four applications were received
  • Four proposals were awarded funding
  • All proposals received full funding
  • The total amount awarded was $13,700

Category 2

  • Five applications were received
  • Four proposals were awarded funding
  • Three proposals were fully funded, while one received partial funding
  • The total amount awarded was $36,300