Mini-Grant Program

The Mini-Grant Program supports research and creative activity with a modest subsidy at critical times. It defrays the cost of travel, supplies, and other materials necessary to conduct the project. Funds may also be used for page charges, color illustrations, and other costs associated with publishing. 

About the Award

Funding of up to $500 is available to support research and creative activity. Funds are not to be used to supplement any current funding or conference travel. Grants may not be used to purchase general computer equipment that can be funded through other sources on campus (i.e. life-cycle funding, school/department funding). One grant per faculty member per year.

Tenured, tenure-track, and Affiliate faculty members are eligible.

Accepted any time during the academic year as long as funds are available.

How to Apply

Apply online and submit your final report through MyApps.

Budget Information / Terms & Conditions

Mini-Grant funds are distributed by CSCE through departmental transfers. Grantees incur expenses on a GVSU P-card, or reimbursed from your department through Concur. Work with your support staff to submit a request in OnBase to have your grant funds returned to the department. CSCE will reimburse department funds when all grant criteria are met.

Please note: any services performed (editing, page publication, transcription, etc.) MUST be paid directly by by your department via an invoice or purchased using your department p-card. Purchase of services using personal credit cards will not be reimbursed.

Mini-Grant recipients are expected to prepare a synopsis of the scholarship at the completion of the project. Submit your final report on your grant application in MyApps. No further funding will be given to the faculty member until the synopsis is received and accepted by CSCE.

Page last modified October 9, 2023