Mini-Grants

2020–2021 Academic Year Update:

Funding will be limited to a maximum of $500 of funding (per academic year) per eligible applicant.

  • Mini-Grants are cash awards given to faculty who have plans for projects that will improve their scholarship and/or enable them to gain knowledge or skills beyond the normal growth expected of faculty in order to improve teaching and support the college's core values.
  • The Mini-Grant should be used to support those projects that are beyond the scope of a department's budget and are too small for external funding.
  • Funding: $2,000—$2,500 per academic year
  • Eligibility: All voting faculty and staff

 

Funding Limits

Funding will be limited to a maximum of $500 of funding (per academic year) per eligible applicant.
Preferences for funding will be for the applicants who are giving presentations, chairing sessions, serving on panels, and serving as discussants at conferences.

  • Faculty who are not giving presentations, chairing sessions, serving on panels, and serving as discussants at conferences are limited to a maximum of $2,000 Mini-Grant funding academic year.
  • Faculty who are giving presentations, chairing sessions, serving on panels, and serving as discussants at conferences are limited to a maximum of $2,500 Mini-Grant funding academic year.
  • Funding limits are subject to available funding. In the event that faculty requests for mini-grant funding exceed our overall budget, faculty who are presenting will be funded at a higher rate than those who are not. In addition, should this occur, requests for less assistance will be funded at a higher rate than will requests for larger amounts.
     

Funding Eligibility

Marietta College strongly discourages any travel outside of the region during the COVID pandemic.
No Travel expenses are eligible for reimbursement, which include (but not limited to mileage, airfare, hotel, etc.)

Funding possibilities for Mini-Grants include:

  • Travel expenses to present a paper (or the equivalent) at a recognized professional meeting.
  • Purchase of research materials or equipment that are not typically purchased by the college or department and that are essential for the individual's scholarly project.
  • Travel expenses to a conference, workshop, or training program
  • Costs incurred by a faculty member whose manuscript has already been accepted for publication.
  • Cost of virtual conferences, workshops and/or training.

 

Reimbursement

Once a faculty member is awarded a Mini-Grant by the FDC Committee, they will receive a letter outlining the total grant amount.
The Mini-Grant Recipient needs to follow these steps to receive reimbursement:

  1. Print a copy of FDC Mini-Grant Award Letter
  2. Fill out and Print a MC Expense Form (on Document Depot)
  3. Provide these two (2) documents and all appropriate receipts to the Provost Office Administrative Assistant for reimbursement.

 

See Application Deadlines of Faculty Development Committee Home page

Mini Grant Application Form

There are multiple rounds/deadlines for Mentor Grants, the applicant will automatically be considered for a the upcoming Mini-Grant/Mentor Grant deadline.

(List the amount already funded)
Conference attendance to:
Activity Information
(if applicable)
Explain why this is a valuable professional development activity if you are not presenting.
Mini-Grant Requests for Items Other than Conference Attendance
(If Applicable)
Budget
Transportation
*Marietta College have negotiated discounts with Car Rental companies. See note below.
Miles
Calculated at $0.58 per mile, $200 MAXIMUM
Additional Expensis
days
Keep your receipts!
calculated at $40 per day
days
Total Estimated Costs
(subtract)
— (subtract from below total)
(subtract)
— (subtract from below total)
Add total of expenses and subtract Department and Other Grant Funding

*Marietta College have negotiated discounts with Car Rental companies. Please visit the Faculty Development Homepage to view instructions for using the discounts.

If an applicant would like to supply additional materials, they may do so by emailing them to FacDev@marietta.edu