Independent Minds, Working Together

Faculty & Staff

All of the funds for 2013-2014 have been awarded, no more applications will be accepted for this school year.

Faculty and Staff Experiential Learning Mini Grants – Call for Proposals

Faculty and Staff are invited to apply for funding from $50 to $1500 in funding from Experiential Learning in APEX to support student Experiential Learning (EL) activities such as sponsoring programs or off-campus activities, attending workshops or retreats, etc. related to “learning by doing”.

Proposals impacting greater numbers of students and those which take students off-campus will be viewed more favorably.

Grant proposals will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis throughout the 2013-14 academic year, but must be submitted at least 21 days prior to when they are needed.

When applying for funding, please consider the following:

  • Applications for the 2013-14 year must be received by April 18, 2014
  • Funds will generally not be awarded to support conference attendance to present research 
  • Funds must be used, reimbursed, and reported by June 20, 2014.
  • A brief report detailing the impact of the experience on the students is required.  Photos documenting the experience are appreciated.

Project Proposals

Please see the faculty & staff application (.docx) for exact proposal requirements. Proposals should:

  • Outline the parameters of the EL activity(ies)
  • Describe the intended outcome of the EL activity(ies)
  • Describe how the EL activity(ies) enhances student learning
  • Project how many students will be impacted

Examples of Past Mini Grant Projects

Mini Grant projects can occur within an almost infinite number of forms. To give an idea how Mini Grants can be crafted, consider these examples from past awards:

  • Two athletic coaches took seven student-athletes on a weekend service learning experience with the Appalachia Service Project in Chavies, KY. They used the experience to reflect specifically on how the skills they master being a collegiate athlete can transfer into other areas of life.
  • Two History professors collaborated with three students to hold a series of workshops to explore the vocational interests of historians, especially in the field of public history. The series showcased the work of professional public historians, alumni working in public history, and students who had done internships in public history. In total, the workshops involved 133 people, including faculty, students, alums, and emeriti faculty.

Selection and Notification

All applications will be reviewed by the Mini Grants committee. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of receipt of complete application materials (i.e., including all financial verification).

Apply Now (.docx)