Peer Mentoring Clusters
Up to $7,500 to support small groups for peer-to-peer mentoring
Deadline for Proposals is March 15, 2019
Funds for mid-career faculty of color who have been participants in a past Wabash Center workshops or colloquies
The Peer Mentoring Clusters program supports faculty of color who are former participants in Wabash Center programming and want to gather a small group for further networking and vocational growth. Only the cluster leader must have participated in a previous Wabash Center workshop or colloquy, the other cluster participants can be colleagues from a range of places.
Minoritized faculty face particular challenges and pressures and can benefit from networks of peer-to-peer mentoring. Peer mentoring conversations can surface ways to meet the demands of mid-career teaching and administrative jobs and can provide faculty of color with strategies not only to discern challenges and pressures, but to navigate them as well.
We hope that these peer-to-peer mentoring clusters will develop and deepen the sorts of conversations that are the mark of Wabash Center workshops and colloquies.
The form and focus of these conversations is open for the applicants to design, aligned (broadly speaking) with the teaching focus of the Wabash Center.
Institutional indirect costs are not permitted for Peer Mentoring Cluster Grants.
Each spring we gather the “Cluster Leaders” whose proposals have been accepted in the March adjudication for a required initial meeting at the Wabash Center. This meeting is designed to help the cluster leaders think about the purposes and processes of the Peer Mentoring Clusters.
The 2019-20 Cluster Leaders’ Meeting will be June 12-14, 2019.
Start a structured series of gatherings for conversation
Build networks of professional growth
Support the exploration of academic vocation and the teaching life
Catalyze development of multi-year relationships with a small group of colleagues
Gather annually with other cluster leaders
Applications limited to participants in a previous Wabash Center workshop or colloquy, but the selected group of conversation partners is open
Not intended for disciplinary research or publication
Additional questions, please contact:
Dr. Tim Lake
Associate Director, Wabash Center
The funding for this program will be sent to the applicant’s business office to be dispersed according to the approved budget.
Because of the small size of the grant amount, there will be no indirect costs allocated to the hosting institution. Any significant changes occurring in the makeup of the participants or the structure of the gatherings needs to be checked with the Wabash Center.
Meeting of Cluster Leaders: June 12-14, 2019
A required meeting of all Cluster Leaders (the project directors of each of the Peer Mentoring Cluster grants). This meeting is designed to help the Cluster Leaders think about the purposes and processes of the Peer Mentoring Clusters.
All grants require a final report that reviews and analyzes the things learned in the course of the grant project and that accounts for the funds spent. Reports are due 30 days after the close of the grant period. Consult your grant contract for deadlines specific to your grant.