Small Project Grants up to $5,000
Proposals for Small Project Grants are accepted throughout the year – rolling deadline
Successful grant proposals will demonstrate:
- A clear focus on an issue or question of teaching or learning within higher education
- Readiness to learn on the part of the project director
- A set of activities that will explore the central question or issue
- Alignment in its focus, goals, activities, and assessment
- An institutional readiness to listen and respond to what is discovered during the grant project
- A process to gain feedback during the course of the project with built-in time to reflect on what is being learned and what needs to be changed
- An allocation of grant monies for work the institution could not ordinarily do
Type: Small Grant
You will be prompted to attach the required documents (pdf format) to the online application, including a signed copy of the Grant Information Form, the Proposal Narrative & Budget, and an Institutional Letter of Support.
A Wabash Center Small Project grant proposal consists of 3 parts:
1. Grant Information Form
The Grant Information Form requests information necessary for the consideration of your proposal (including contact information, grant project dates, amount of the grant, and 150 word proposal abstract).
The Grant Type to select is “Small Project”
This form requires contact information and signature for:
- The Project Director(s) (the person(s) responsible for providing narrative report on grants, typically the person(s) overseeing the administration of the grant and writing the project proposal to apply for the grant).
- The Financial Contact (the person responsible for receiving the check and providing financial reports of expenditures for the institution). This should be a different person than the project director.
- The Authorization Contact (the person authorized to sign grant requests for the institution).
2. Proposal Narrative & Budget
In 1000 words or less, please address:
- The pedagogical question or problem that the small grant project will specifically address
- A set of goals for the project
- A description of the challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning that this grant would address
- A description and timeline of the proposed activities during the grant period
- A statement about how teaching and student learning will be impacted by the work of this grant project
- A plan for evaluation of the project both during and at the conclusion of the grant period
- A list of everyone directly involved with the project
- A plan for dissemination of what you discover through the grant project
- On final page: Provide a line item and narrative budget that indicates the main expense categories for the project and how the costs for each item were determined. Institutional indirect costs are not permitted for small grant project grants.
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3. Institutional Letter of Support
A letter of support from the applicant’s dean or department chair indicating their support of the project and what they hope will happen at the school or within the department as a consequence of the grant. The letter should be signed on the institution’s letterhead. It can be scanned and attached to the online application.