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MACC Foundation Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Moberly Area Community College Foundation’s Faculty/Staff Mini-Grants program is to support faculty and staff by funding innovative and creative projects that would not normally be provided for in the operating budget of the College. Mini-grant projects should enrich standard curriculum and directly enhance learning opportunities for students of Moberly Area Community College.

Grant Awards

Up to eight mini-grants will be awarded per academic year and may vary in amount. An individual as well as a team or department working together may apply for a grant, but the maximum grant awarded will be $1,500 for a specific project. The Committee may award the full or partial amount requested. Faculty and staff may apply for more than one grant per academic year, but each application must reflect a different project. A person may be awarded more than one grant but the total award may not exceed $1,500 in any two-year period.

Eligibility

Any full-time faculty or certified/classified staff member currently employed by Moberly Area Community College is eligible for a mini-grant. Adjunct faculty may submit proposals in conjunction with full-time faculty or staff or with their Instructional Dean’s approval (for faculty) or Immediate Supervisor’s approval (for staff). Examples of eligible projects include equipment, software, research, supplemental materials, enrichment tools, speakers, professional development, and creative projects. .

Rules

  • Mini-grant projects must directly impact student learning and/or assist staff in operating their departments more efficiently.
  • The program is not intended to provide on-going support. Ordinarily, this is a one-time funding opportunity.
  • Tangible items purchased with the grant funds become the property of Moberly Area Community College.
  • This grant is not intended to fund projects, materials or travel that are normally part of an instructor or staff member’s budget.

Requirements

  • The mini-grants will be awarded once in an academic year for the fall semester under the guidance of the MACC Foundation Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Committee. Mini-grants are not awarded for the spring or summer semesters.
  • An official application must be submitted to the MACC Foundation Faculty/Staff Mini Grant Committee by the date stipulated in the notice.
  • A brief report must be submitted to the MACC Foundation Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Committee. Awardees will be invited to give those reports at an MACC Foundation Board of Directors meeting.

Applications

Submit the original application via the Foundation Mini-grant online form.


Foundation Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Online Application

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The Proposal

Provide a complete description and the key objectives of your project. Be specific and include answers to the following questions. (300 words or less)

What is the project?
Why is this project needed?
How will this project impact student learning?
What is the long-term benefit to the College?
What activities will be conducted as a result of your project?
Will other MACC staff benefit from the project? How?
What is the proposed timeline for completion of the project?

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Budget

  • Indicate total funds needed and a budget breakdown. Be specific with your request. Consider and include all expenses (phone calls, additional personnel, supplies, shipping costs, photocopies, etc.) If your request is not for materials and/or equipment, include appropriate information such as honorariums, cost of speaker, etc.
  • Include the total cost of your project
  • Include the total funds requested and/or received from other sources
  • Please include a bid if this proposal is for equipment.
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Project Evaluation

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