Help Expand VIP's Impact

Help Expand VIP's Impact

We invite you to join us in our quest to transform higher education. To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Ray Sokola, Executive Director of the VIP Consortium, at VIP Consortium, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and contributions to our organization are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.

Partnership Opportunities

  • Program Support
    • Start-Up Assistance for New VIP Sites
      • How-to Guides
      • Mentoring for VIP Program Directors
      • Training Resources for Team Advisors 
      • Seed Funding
    • Development of VIP Grading and Evaluation Tools
    • Cloud Services for VIP Sites and Teams
    • Facilitating Partnerships among Teams at Different Universities
    • Facilitating Partnerships with Industry
    • Facilitating Partnerships with Expert Consultants
  • Research Studies
    • VIP Impact on Students and Universities:
      • Improvements in Learning Outcomes
      • Diversity and Accessibility
      • Scalability
      • Increasing Pipeline for Advanced Degrees
    • VIP Impact on 21st Century (and Beyond) Workforce Preparedness
    • VIP Impact on Innovation to Address Global Challenges
  • VIP Consortium Events
    • Annual Meeting
    • Regional Activities
    • VIP Student Innovation Competitions
  • Organizational Support
    • Strategic Planning
    • Website Development

The VIP Consortium has established a 15% overhead rate for grant proposals, unless the funding source restricts overhead to a lesser amount.  If other institutions participate in grant-funded projects with the VIP Consortium under a subcontract, the subcontract budget should include no more than 15% in indirect costs, or the maximum allowed by the funding source (whichever is less). 

Corporate partners wishing to support the VIP program of a particular university or student activities of a specific team should contact the relevant VIP site


The VIP Consortium was formed with the support of
We are grateful for their extraordinary encouragement and generosity.