Madison Trust
Submission Deadline11/03/2017

Need to know.

  • Project ideas are welcome and encouraged from any area/discpline on campus
  • Check out the Madison Trust website for program and project history.
  • Know who needs to approve your project idea (it will generally be a Dean/AVP and Provost/Vice President)
  • 10 finalists will be selected to present at the Madison Trust event on Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • Funding awarded from Madison Trust is one-time funding; it is not meant to be budget relieving, and is separate from the annual budget initiative process.
  • Proposals should focus on innovation and creativity, providing a new opportunity to fund pioneering ideas.
  • Finalists will have the opportunity to create 2-3 minute video that will be used for post-event messaging and crowfunding opportunities. View 2017 project examples.

Mark your calendar.

Below are the important dates for the Madison Trust proposal process.

Friday, June 30:      Madison Trust 2018 Proposals live

Tues., Sept. 12:       Madison Trust Informational Session**
Alleghney Room (Festival)

Wed., Sept. 13:       Madison Trust Informational Session**                                     
Madison Union, 406

**info sessions will be identical

Wednesday, Oct. 25:     Submission deadline for Madison Trust 2018

  • Completed submissions will be sent for final approval to your respective Dean/Assistant Vice President as listed in your proposal.
  • If approved, your proposal will automatically move on to be reviewed by investor-judges and JMU Senior Leadership.

Friday, Nov. 17:    Finalists notified

  • Finalists will be required to present their proposal during the Madison Trust event on Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • Finalists should also plan to attend the Presenter's Orientation and Dress Rehersal as listed below.

***Dates below are for Madison Trust Finalists only***

Week of Dec. 11/Jan 8:            Presenter's Orientation

  • Dates will finalized late summer/early fall
  • Choose one date as sessions will be identical

Week of Jan. 22:                       Dress Rehersal and Filming 

Friday, February, 16, 2018        MADISON TRUST PRESENTATIONS               


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