Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant deadline is March 25; information sessions scheduled
Team grants support faculty-driven, context-sensitive projects based at the departmental, school/college, interdisciplinary, or inter-institutional levels. The core philosophy of the Team Grant Program is that mentoring cannot be imposed from the top-down. Successful faculty mentoring projects must originate at the faculty ranks and be carried out by teams that conceive and carry out their own project plans. Projects involving underrepresented faculty, female faculty, and/or faculty from the Five Colleges are particularly encouraged. Up to 10 team grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded. Both pre-tenure and tenured faculty are eligible to apply; however, at the request of the Mellon Foundation, projects must be designed primarily for the benefit of pre-tenure faculty.
Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant Program
Micro Grants are individual mentoring grants that are intended to encourage pre-tenure faculty to identify desirable areas for professional growth and opportunity, and to develop the necessary mentoring partnerships to make such changes possible. Up to 15 Micro Grants of $1,200 each will be awarded. Only pre-tenure faculty are eligible to apply.
The Mellon Mutual Mentoring Program Guide and application materials are available at www.umass.edu/ctfd/mentoring/guidelines.shtml.
First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following informational sessions for an overview on building Mutual Mentoring networks and preparing a complete proposal and budget. Sessions will take place on the following times at the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, which is located in 301 Goodell.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 10-11 a.m.
Faculty with additional questions should contact Jung Yun, director of New Faculty Initiatives, at 545-1699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.