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Grants to USA & International Higher Education Institutions for a Campus-Wide Software License

LookingGlass Platform Grants

GrantWatch ID# 145657
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/15/14 5:00 PM ET Receipt

Grant Description
Grants to USA and international accredited higher education institutions for the installation of a campus portal and web content management system. Funds will cover 100% of the cost of a system that provides single sign-on access to everything from academic information to social networking for prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, student organizations, administration, and alumni.

Recipient institutions of this grant will receive the installation of LookingGlass platform software and license valued at $150,000. LookingGlass Platform is the most widely deployed campus portal and web content management solution in higher education. In addition to the 100% discount on the software licenses, grant recipients will be asked to participate in assessing the efficacy of a LookingGlass Platform and propose new applications and improvements for upcoming versions of the product.

Decisions will be made according to the LookingGlass' goal for determining the efficacy of LookingGlass products, solutions and services at a diverse sampling of institutions of higher education.

Within the auspices of this broad goal, the LookingGlass will seek institutions that can demonstrate excellence in the following categories:
-Commitment to information technology initiatives
-Compatibility with the LookingGlass' technology goals
-Ability to implement an enterprise Portal effectively
-Strong academic alliances


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The LookingGlass Grant Committee will review applications from educational institutions with established credentials.

Pre-Application Information
All applications will be reviewed by an evaluation committee comprised representatives of the LookingGlass and external consultants. Only soft copies will be accepted.

Applications must be received before 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, August 15, 2014 and sent to:

Please note the following formatting requirement for your submission: Sub: [Name of Institution] - LookingGlass Grant Application

The entire Grant application and distribution process will proceed according to the following timetable:
August 15, 2014: Final Application Due Date
August 22, 2014: LookingGlass Awards Grants
October 2014 – December 2014*: Portal Implementation
January 2015 – February 2015*: Portal Beta Release
April 2015 – May 2015*: Portal Production Release

*Please note that the portal launch timeframes provided here are for reference purposes only; launch dates will correspond to a Grantee's portal objectives and shall be determined collaboratively through communications between LookingGlass’ Implementation teams and a Grantee's portal team.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants cover 100% of the software license valued at $150,000.

Contact Information
Awal Singh, Manager Membership Development, LookingGlass Platform
Tel: 216.589.9626 ext. 190
Fax: 216.589.9639

1111 Superior Avenue
Suite 310
Cleveland, OH 44114

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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