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IEP Submission Process & Guidelines

The IEP Universities program is divided into two submission processes—one for the designation and one for the awards. A university must be a recipient of the designation before it can apply for the award.

Application items should be submitted via email to CICEP at APLU ( Applications must be submitted as Microsoft Word Documents.

Designation Application

Application submissions are accepted on a rolling basis several times a year. The submission dates for 2017 are:

  • February 3
  • May 5
  • August 4
  • December 1

Your designation application submission will include three parts:

  1. Process Narrative
  2. Summary of Accomplishments
  3. Growth/Improvement Plan

Click here to download the full Designation Guidelines.

Awards Application

Should you qualify for the 2017 awards program, applications for the awards will be due Friday, August 4, 2017.

Award applications will include two parts:

  1. Institutional Economic Engagement Overview
  2. Case Studies

See separate Award Application Guidelines document.

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