Peer Mentoring Clusters
Up to $7,500 to support small groups for peer-to-peer mentoring
Deadline for Proposals is March 30, 2020
The Wabash Center funds 10 grants each year to support small groups for peer-to-peer mentoring. These are designated for mid-career faculty of color who have been participants in a past Wabash Center workshops or colloquies, and are intended to support the development of multi-year relationships with a small group of colleagues.
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 responsibilities. They can also provide faculty of color with strategies not only to discern challenges and pressures, but to navigate them as well.
The form and focus of these conversations are open for the applicants to design within the parameters of the Wabash Center mission. Key to successful proposals is to a design that structures a series of gatherings for conversation that build a network of support for the exploration of one’s academic vocation and the teaching life.
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 cluster leaders think about the purposes and processes of the Peer Mentoring Clusters.
The 2020-21 Cluster Leaders’ Meeting will be June 2-4, 2020.
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 2-4, 2020
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.