Institutional Effectiveness : CSI Foundation Mini-Grant Guidelines

Institutional Effectiveness

CSI Foundation Mini-Grant Guidelines

The maximum award for each mini-grant is $3,000.

Purpose of Funds

To stimulate innovative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and access. Collaboration among staff is an important criterion for selection.

Foundation mini-grants will be awarded to faculty, staff, and administration for projects that clearly support the CSI Strategic Plan.

Grant funds may be used for supplies, equipment, consultants, technical assistance, registration fees, and lodging. Grants do not pay salaries, honoraria, or food for the applicant. However, they will pay a reasonable rate for a finished product that has been developed. Travel expenses may not exceed 15% of the funding request.  Applicants should include sales tax and shipping/handling in all applicable budget items.

Application Process

CSI Common Grant Application must be used to apply for CSI foundation mini-grants.

Grant proposals should:

  • Be cost effective. Budgets should justify each request item.
  • Not duplicate objectives of other projects and proposals.
  • Be self-contained so that the one-time award leads to a completed project, or there are enough institutional resources matching the grant to make completion possible.
  • Result in enhancing the quality of education at CSI, either directly or indirectly.
  • Not involve work that is part of faculty, staff, or administration member’s normal workload.

Applicants must receive the endorsement of their department or division chair, and/or immediate supervisor as they may be consulted for their recommendations.

Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight of the due date. Please note that your application must signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP for consideration. Any application received incomplete or after the deadline will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

  1. A sub-committee of the Faculty and Staff Connections Committee will submit their recommendations to the Executive Director of the Foundation for final selection.
  2. Notification of awards will be within one month after the due date. Conferences occurring before notification of awards will not be considered for funding.

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