College Mini Grants Funding for course enhancements

The Office of the Dean invites proposals from faculty in the College for mini-grants for the FALL term. Budgetary constraints require a competitive process. No one faculty member will be funded for more than one mini-grant per term.

Mini-Grants are for Course Enhancements

Proposals of up to $750 for enhancements to specific departmental or interdepartmental courses to be taught in FALL TERM 2015 will be considered. Examples of such enhancements include inviting visitors to campus to meet with your class, excursions with students to Washington or Richmond, or purchases of special materials such as gadgets (e.g., clickers), DVDs, or software. The number of proposals your department or program may submit depends on the # of full-time faculty or (for programs) the # of courses offered in the winter. Please budget modestly; the smaller each individual request, the more requests we can grant. Mini-grants can pay for student meals with a visitor, but not for a whole group of departmental faculty to go out to dinner.

Use the attached proposal form. Please answer all the questions. You will see the form asks whether a faculty member has been funded for a mini-grant before. Priority will be given to those who have not yet been funded. Mini-grants will be competitive this year.

  • 1 mini-grant proposal Departments with 4-5 FT members and Programs with 1-2 courses
  • 2 mini-grant proposals Departments with 6-10 FT members and Programs w/ 3-14 courses
  • 3 mini-grant proposals Departments with 11+ FT members and Programs with 15+ courses

The deadline for submission of FALL Term mini-grant proposals is August 7, 2015. Give your proposal to your department or program head for endorsement by July 31, 2015. Please understand that they must operate under constraints in forwarding and ranking proposals: it all works out over time if all faculty take turns.

Please contact Michelle Rothenberger (mrothenberger@wlu.edu or 8737) with any questions.

A printable PDF version of this page can be found here.

College Mini-Grant Proposal for Course Enhancement ($750 LIMIT)

DUE TO YOUR DEPT HEAD BY July 31st . Due in the Dean's Office by August 7, 2015.

_________I have never received a mini-grant from the College.

_________I have received a single mini-grant, in ___________ (term, year).

_________I have received two or more mini-grants, most recently in _____________.

Department or Program _____________________________________

Course Number and Title _______________________________________________

Instructor __________________________________________

Term _______________________

Requested Enhancement _____________________________________________________________________________________

Rationale ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Attach budget (provide as much detail as possible; actual costs are preferred to estimates)


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Instructor Signature


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Department or Program Head Signature