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Competitive Grants to Support Learn by Doing


Warren J. BakerEndowment for Excellence in Project-Based Learning


Dr. Baker was named to the role of university president of Cal Poly in 1979, the youngest campus president in California State University history. He served with...

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Robert  D. KoobEndowment for Student Success


Dr. Koob served as Cal Poly's Senior Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1990 to 1995 and as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs again from 2008 until his retirement in 2012...

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What is the Purpose of the Endowments?

The purpose of the Baker and Koob Endowments is to support hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for individual students and groups at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Because of their similar purpose, distributions of the two endowments will be pooled and used to fund multiple student projects via a competitive process that utilizes a single application. Fundable projects include, but are not limited to, student support, student and faculty travel, student and faculty expenses associated with participation in student research, group projects, conferences, competitions, and equipment and materials related to student research. The use of funds is not restricted to a specific major or college, but rather is intended to support multi-disciplinary, cross-college collaborative Learn by Doing activities. In addition, the Koob Endowment seeks to support students with financial need.

How Do I Apply for Funding?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baker-Koob award process will not take place during the 2020-2021 academic year. For students considering a project in the future, information on the application process can be found in the Request for Proposals below.

Critical Documents

For your information, older RFP and forms appear below.

Student teams looking for accounting, finance or marketing expertise for their projects may contact Associate Professor Li Dang for matching with appropriate business students.

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