Submit a Proposal

The Shipley Center funds and co-manages pilot projects that are authored by BU leadership, faculty, and/or staff and have the potential to positively change the way in which one or more of BU’s Schools and Colleges deliver value to students, both inside and outside the classroom. Our aspiration is to incubate projects that have lasting impact on how we do things at BU and position our university in the forefront of educational innovation.

The structure of our funded projects and related activities can take many forms. We are deliberately flexible in our approach, valuing bold initiative, collaboration and the transformative potential of thoughtful ideation.

Please complete the project pitch submission form below. Our proposal template is available here for your reference. Additional questions? Sign up for a consultation or contact


  • You can cut and paste your proposal above, or upload it as a separate file below.