DESCRIPTION: Micro Grants are designed to provide opportunities for tenure-stream members of faculty to choose mentoring opportunities that make good sense for their own professional development, but that may be inaccessible to them because of lack of funding.
Some examples of ways that a Micro Grant could work:
- a scholar from another institution with the same area of research or teaching who is recognized as a potential mentor could be invited to Western; an event such as a faculty seminar or talk for new faculty could be sponsored; probationary faculty could host a meal for networking opportunities;
- a tenure-track faculty member could arrange to visit a scholar or research team at another institution to experience a new research or teaching method and be mentored in the new techniques;
- a tenure-track faculty member could attend a conference or meeting specifically designed for mentoring in a given field (such as women academics in science or engineering);
- a tenure-track faculty member could hire a coach or editor to work with a small faculty writing group to review manuscripts or tenure dossiers.
AMOUNT: Micro Grants may be awarded to an individual tenure-track faculty member or a small group of tenure-track faculty members. The amount of the grant can be up to $2,500 and will be awarded for a one year period. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of December 2015.
DEADLINE: December 1, 2015
ELIGIBILITY: All full-time tenure-stream Western faculty are eligible to submit applications for Micro Grants.
Drop-In Information Session
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Teaching Support Centre, Room 121, The D.B. Weldon Library