Grants for Projects up to $5,000
Proposals for Small Project Grants are accepted throughout the year, without deadline.
Policy on Deadlines for Program Deadlines
The program deadlines are meant to facilitate application by a wide array of participants, as well as create fairness in the selection process. Program deadlines also assist administrative staff who work to support each group and all programs. The Wabash Center will, when we see the necessity, extend the deadline of an application process. We will rarely, if ever, extend the deadline for individual requests. We ask participants, as well as recommenders, to respect these important deadline boundaries. Adherence to deadlines foster fair-mindedness and a spirit of collegiality. Should an issue need to be arbitrated, please be in touch with the Director of the Wabash Center.
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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).
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
- 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.
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.
When preparing a grant proposal, we strongly recommend that you find previous projects on similar issues and learn from their experience.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior 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
Senior Associate Director, Wabash Center