Thanks to the ongoing generosity of a university alumnus (who prefers to remain anonymous), the College Mini-grants program continues for another year. This year there is $3600 available for the mini-grants program. The purpose of the program is twofold: First, to provide support to faculty and academic staff of the college; and second, to advance the goals of the college in those cases where small amounts of funding may make a difference in the quality of experience for students, faculty, and/or academic staff.
Guidelines for grants for 2011-12
- Grant will be in any amount up to $300.
- Mini-grants may support any project that benefits faculty/academic staff research, creative work, teaching, or service.
- Primary criterion: high impact for amount granted.
- Travel is excluded.
- Support for Visiting Artists and Scholars will not be considered, but a supplementary project (e.g. a reception or dinner for faculty and students with the guest) once the visiting artist grant has been awarded by the college committee may be considered. Mini-grants may not be used as matching funds for the visiting artists/scholars program.
- Equipment and supplies may be supported (but not items that are available through the faculty/academic staff computer program, i.e., printers will not be funded from this program).
- Projects in conjunction with external grants (either as “seed money”) or to supplement external grants will receive priority. “External grants” means external to this campus. System grants will be considered to be external.
- Projects that foster faculty–student interaction outside of the classroom are encouraged: e.g. field trips, small group events, even receptions/hosting (e.g. when a visitor is on campus).
- Projects to be funded in the 2011-12 cycle must be completed by June 1, 2012.
- First round deadline for applications is October 21, 2011. The remaining funds will be awarded during the second semester. Any and all applications will be considered until Feb. 15, 2012.
- A brief report at the conclusion of the project will be required within 14 days of the expenditure or completion of the project.
To apply: Applications will be received by e-mail only. They may be submitted as attached files or plain e-mails using the Mini-grants Application Form. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
The application must include: Applicant’s name, amount requested, brief project description (limited to 250 words) and statement of how the project will benefit the college (also limited to 250 words).