Brookdale is committed to serving students and the community through innovative teaching, a dynamic curriculum, a supportive learning environment, numerous partnerships, and activities to promote student and community engagement. To further its commitment to students and the community, the College and the Brookdale Foundation offer the Brookdale Innovation Grant (BIG) competition to enrich and improve the teaching and learning process. All full-times employees are encouraged to apply. Part-time employees and students may participate in projects with a full-time employee as the lead.

Purpose of BIG

Successful proposals will help advance Brookdale’s strategic priorities (promote community success, develop innovative educational pathways, enhance student services, and optimize operations) in support of the College Mission.

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the advancement of the following College’s ongoing initiatives:

Wellness Center – development of programs to support new Center activities and curriculum

OER/Zero Cost Textbooks – development of zero cost books and course materials (only courses new to OER/ZCT)

Mentoring – development of peer to peer, alumni to student, faculty to student, or other mentor/mentee programs

If you have a “BIG” idea you would like to explore or if you have questions regarding the application process, contact Laura Qaissaunee or Dinneen Jackson. Funding for BIG is provided by the College and the Brookdale Community College Foundation thanks to a generous donor.

Funding Availability

Total Program Funding: $25,000

Award Range:  $2,500-$5,000

#of Awards:  @5-10 awards


Friday, April 8, 2022, 5pm


Brookdale Innovation Grant Application