Faculty Mini-Grants
Supporting Faculty Development
Faculty Mini-Grants
Supporting Faculty Development
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Faculty Development Mini-Grant Program


The Transform Mid-Atlantic Faculty Development Mini-Grant program supports development of member faculty in order to enhance student learning and engagement. Each year, TMA awards up to $10,000 in total to faculty from throughout the region who initiate new or existing programs that develop faculty's knowledge and skills related to civic and community engagement, service-learning, community-based learning and research, and collaborative intercampus and community-based partnership. These grants are made possible through a generous gift from one of TMA's longtime supporters and friends.

Full- and Part-Time faculty from Transform Mid-Atlantic member institutions, cross-disciplinary teams, or collaborative teams of faculty from two or more institutions may apply for up to $2,500 to support a new or existing program consistent with the goals of the mini-grant program and Transform Mid-Atlantic's mission. While requests from individual faculty to inaugurate an innovative partnership or initiative may be considered, preference will be given to teams initiating faculty development, including inter-institutional teams and inter-disciplinary teams.

Mini-Grant Criteria and Fundable Programs / Opportunities

These grant funds support faculty development opportunities like workshops and institutes that ultimately support students’ community-engaged learning.

These grant funds can support requests from individual institutions or collaborations between and among multiple educational institutions.

Past projects that have been funded include:

    • Supporting an Annual Regional Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
    • Engaged Scholarship Workshop Series for faculty from diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds to learn about and create action plans around integrating service-learning and community-based pedagogy in teaching
    • A cohort-based dialogue program that offered space for community members of diverse backgrounds to engage in dialogue on topics related to social identity
    • 3-part workshop for community college faculty focused on developing High Impact Practices (HIPs) in teaching and learning
    • Institute focused on Emerging High Impact & Evidence-Based Pedagogies
    • Developing an institution's internal research capacity by funding webinars and collaborative workshops designed to support faculty and staff in translating and mobilizing their research and expertise
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Please review the grant specifications below before applying:

2024-2025 Application Process & Form

Applications for the 2023-2024 Transform Mid-Atlantic Faculty Development Mini-Grants will be open in August 2024. Review the 2023-2024 grant specifications (linked above) to learn more about the information requested. Contact TMA Associate Director Anthony Wagner V with any questions.