Academic Partner Grants Program

To best support alumni engagement activities across the IU network, the Alumni Association offers a grant program to support our academic partners on the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.

This program will serve academic partners that were previously funded through allocations. Units will request IUAA funding to support alumni programming and engagement using a grant application process. Through this process, units submit information on how the funds will be used toward alumni and member programming and engagement services.

Grant Application Process and Eligibility

Annual grant applications are accepted between March 1–April 15 for funding in the next fiscal year, and applicants will be notified beginning May 1 of their award. During the evaluation time window, applicants may be asked to provide additional information.

Units may submit one application that includes multiple programs, events, or projects. However, the total amount requested cannot exceed the award eligibility amount. Award eligibility amounts vary per school and are weighted on the total number of alumni and IUAA members. To confirm eligibility and award eligibility amount, contact Connie Billett,, or April Wason, before submitting your application.

Types of Grants

The Academic Partner Grant Program includes two types of grants: annual and rolling.

Application Criteria and FAQs

Award Process and Reporting


Contact Connie Billett at, or April Wason at for more information.