Submit a Pilot Project 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. Undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible for pilot funding.

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.

For upcoming deadlines and information session dates, please view our Call for Proposals. For additional information, please contact

Submit a Proposal

  • You can cut and paste your proposal above, or upload it as a separate file below.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.