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Wabash Center programs are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
Small Project Grants

Proposals for Small Project Grants (up to $5,000) are accepted throughout the year, without deadline.(Previously, these grants were limited to $2,500.)

Please read these instructions before beginning the application process. We welcome letters of inquiry and are willing to review drafts of proposals in advance.

Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director, Wabash Center
(800) 655-7117

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A Wabash Center Small Project grant proposal consists of four parts.
(as described below)

1. Grant Application Form
2. Proposal Narrative
3. Line Item Budget
4. Institutional Letter of support

Part 1: Grant Application Form

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The 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).

This form requires contact information for:

     - The Project Director(s) (the person(s) responsible for providing narrative report on grants, typically the person(s) over-seeing the administration of the grant and writing the project proposal to apply for the grant). SIGNATURE REQUIRED.

      - 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). SIGNATURE REQUIRED.

We encourage you to fill this form out and submit it online.
You will be prompted to attach the required documents to this online form, including a signed copy of the form itself, the Proposal Narrative, the Line Item Budget, and the signed Letter of Institutional Support.

Part 2: Proposal Narrative
(1000 to 1250 words is usually sufficient)
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
  • The project leader(s) name and a list of everyone directly involved with the project

Part 3: Line Item Budget
(One page, or 250 words is usually sufficient)

  • Provide a one-page line item and narrative budget that indicates the main expense categories for the project, how the costs for each item were determined, and any institutional support required.
  • Institutional indirect costs are not permitted for small grant project grants.

Institutional Letter of Support
A letter of support from the institution'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 form.

Grant Coaching
The Wabash Center understands our grants program as a part of our overall teaching and learning mission. We are interested in not only awarding grants to excellent proposals, but also in enabling faculty members to develop and hone their skills as grant writers. Therefore we offer grant coaching for all faculty interested in submitting a Wabash Center Project Grant proposal.

Contact Dr. Paul O. Myhre, Associate Director of the Wabash Center, about grant ideas or with a proposal draft for which you want feedback and response.

There is no guarantee that a grant that has gone through our coaching process will be funded but we will help you present the project in the clearest and most coherent way.

Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director, Wabash Center
(800) 655-7117

Wabash Center 301 W. Wabash Avenue Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 wabashcenter@wabash.edu
(765)361-6047 phone (800) 655-7117 toll-free (765)361-6051 fax

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