Application and Award Process

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with Jylisa Doney, U of I - OAPF Fund Manager, or their library liaison to determine whether their application meets the eligibility criteria.


Application Process

Award Process

  1. The U of I - OAPF Fund Manager will use a standard rubric to evaluate the application based on eligibility criteria and make a preliminary funding decision that is contingent upon receiving proper documentation
  2. Applicants will receive an email with their preliminary funding decision and a copy of the rubric
  3. Funded applicants will then email their official invoice (and receipt if a payment was made out-of-pocket) directly to the OAPF Fund Manager and the Library’s Fiscal Officer

Payment and Reimbursement Process

U of I - OAPF funding is contingent upon providing proper documentation to the U of I - OAPF Fund Manager and the Library’s Fiscal Officer. Documentation differs based on the preferred method of payment, as detailed below:

  • Option 1: U of I - OAPF pays the invoice
    • Official invoice with an issue date between July 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021
  • Option 2: U of I - OAPF reimburses applicant for out-of-pocket invoice payment
    • Official invoice with an issue date between July 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021
    • Receipt with a date of payment between July 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021

Invoices or receipts with issue dates or payment dates that have been changed (including, but not limited to: reissued invoices, credit notes, etc.) do not meet the U of I - OAPF’s documentation requirements.