The Fund for Innovation provides support for experimental and unconventional projects that have the potential to create lasting, positive change and strengthen Middlebury’s educational experience.
At Middlebury, we define a culture of innovation as one that embraces experimentation as a means of continuous improvement in the world we live in.
The Ron and Jessica Liebowitz Fund for Innovation (FFI) was established in 2015 to honor Middlebury’s 16th President and his wife by a group of donors who believe that a distinctive culture of creative thinking is essential to the Middlebury community. The FFI is committed to the idea that creative work should serve the institution’s needs and welcomes proposals for experimental ideas and projects that have the potential to create lasting, positive change to Middlebury’s educational experience.
Through the process of creating, reviewing, and developing the ideas that come to the FFI, we hope to expand our collective understanding of what it means to be innovative in an academic setting.