Faculty Mini-Grants

Mini-Grants to Support Scholarly Programming now closed*

*Mini-grants for Spring 2022 have been awarded. Please stay tuned for our next award cycle.

The Mind’s Eye invites faculty applications for mini-grants (up to $500 per applicant) to support scholarly programming. Funds may be used for initiatives to engage the MCLA community — including faculty, staff, and students — and public audiences. Programming ideas include but are not limited to book launches, exhibition openings, lectures, and roundtable discussions. Events may be held virtually and/or on campus. 

Awardees will be responsible for inviting guest speakers, arranging event logistics, requesting creative briefs from the Office of Marketing and Communications, and submitting other administrative forms. The Mind’s Eye will provide assistance with promotion and organization. 

To apply

Submit a brief 1-page proposal describing the programming, the desired amount of funds and how they will be used. Applicants should clearly explain 1) how the programming relates to their research and/or creative work, 2) what audiences will be reached, 3) why the programming will be beneficial for their professional development and the MCLA community at large, and 4) how the funds will be used. 

Up to three proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the spring semester. Please email your proposal to mindseye@mcla.edu and victoria.papa@mcla.edu.

Questions should be directed to Victoria Papa, Assistant Professor of English and Director of The Mind’s Eye. 

Spring 2022 Awardees

Caren Beilin, Assistant Professor of English, Project: REVENGE OF THE SCAPEGOAT Book Launch and Creative Writing Faculty Reading

Melanie Mowinski, Professor of Fine and Performing Arts, Project: Book Launch for Collage Your Life: Techniques, Prompts, and Inspiration for Creative Self-Expression and Visual Storytelling

Anne Goodwin, Professor of Biology, Project: Distributing a Food Pantry-Focused Cookbook