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Faculty Minor Grants

Maximum award: $3000

Application Opens: Monday, March 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

Applicants for ARI funding must have applied for COR funding

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  • A. Eligibility.

Proposals will be accepted from individual ladder faculty members in the Arts Division.  Faculty who receive an individual Major Project Grant will not be awarded a Minor Grant in the same academic year. Individuals who participate in a collaborative Major Project Grant may receive a Minor grant as well.

  • B. Size of the grants.

Minor grants are limited to a maximum of $3000 a year per faculty member. Since the total funding to the Division is not large and the number of ladder faculty members increases each year, faculty are urged to apply only for the amount of support needed. The application form will direct faculty to detail specific expenses. Some proposals may receive partial support. (Total funding in this category is approximately $40,000 for the entire Arts Division.)

  • C. Application deadline and award notification.

Applications for Minor grants must be received by April 11, 2020 for projects that commence July 1 of the same calendar year. Individuals will be informed of decisions in May. Late or incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the committee. 

  • D. Evaluation criteria.

The ARI Executive Committee distributes Minor grant funds widely. As the number of faculty in the division increases, however, the Committee may not be able to fund all proposals, or may need to fund some proposals at less than the requested level. Faculty should provide detailed budgets and carefully justify all expenses. Support will be given for specific research/creative projects in any of the arts; the ARI does not support teaching activities. In the project description on the application form, the applicant should detail the specific anticipated outcome of the grant and should specify how the proposed project relates to the overall direction of his/her research and productivity. The committee will consider the quality of the proposal and its potential contribution to the field, as well as the faculty member's record of publication, exhibition, production, or other creative work.

  • E. Timeline for project completion.

Minor grants support projects beginning July 1 of the application year must be completed within one year.  Funding will not be carried over after the one year limit. Any unspent funds will automatically revert to the ARI.​