Academic Planning & Budgeting is pleased to announce that the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) application portal is open for project proposals with performance expectations between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

The portal will remain open, without a hard deadline. Due to limited funding, all proposals will be prioritized by the order they are received and receive funding on a first-come basis.

The IRA committee will review all applications in a timely manner. It is recommended practice that applications be submitted 60-days in advance of the event. The IRA Committee operates in observance of holidays and the academic calendar. Therefore, the committee will not be active nor responsive at certain times of the year.

All state-supported students pay into the IRA fund, which supports a range of events, guest presentations and performances, field trips (when permitted), and other activities that enhance the educational experience at CI.  As all state-supported CI students pay into the IRA fund, IRA proposals must be open to all students with opportunities to participate. In addition, all activities are to be promoted across the campus, which requires that promotional materials be available and circulated two weeks prior to the activity.

Thank you for helping to engage our students with activities that enrich the student learning experience.

IRA Application Instructions

Apply Now 2022-2023

  1. Login to InfoReady
  2. Click on the Competition/Funding you are applying for
  3. Start filling out your application with:
    • Applicant Department Details
    • Proposal Details (Brief Activity Description, Dates, Learning Outcomes, etc.)
  1. Upload Files
  1. Recommendation for Approval
    • Enter the following email addresses to route your application:
      1. First email - enter the email of your Chair or Director.
      2. Second email - enter the email of your Dean or AVP.
  1. Save or Submit Your Application
    • "Submit Application" (once your application is complete) or "Save as Draft" (if you choose to finish your application later).
    • Once your application is SUBMITTED, no changes can be made and it will be routed to the next steps of the process: recommendation for approval and committee review.
    • All applications must be complete (including budget workbook) and be recommended by both Program Chair and respective Dean or Associate Vice President (AVP) by five business days after submission, or it will not be considered.
    • As IRA funds are intended for instructionally related activities, proposals may only be submitted by CI faculty.

Additional Resources:
How to login and apply in InfoReady (PDF, 278KB)
IRA Application in InfoReady - Screenshots (PDF, 167KB)
Applicant Experience – InfoReady Video
InfoReady Additional Applicant Information (PDF, 235KB)
IRA Rescource Page
Academic Affairs Department Numbers

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