Sesquicentennial Mini-Grant Application

Celebrating 150 Years

Gustavus kicks off the celebration of its 150th academic year in the fall of 2011, concluding in the fall of 2012.  As part of this celebration, academic departments, programs, and divisions are encouraged to consider activities to celebrate and highlight academic excellence that align with the philosophy and goals of the Sesquicentennial.

Sesquicentennial mini-grants will be awarded to support these activities. 

The submitting faculty member(s) will maintain the authority and responsibility for activity execution.  A Sesquicentennial intern may be requested from Barb Larson Taylor to assist in the implementation if desired.

Applications will be reviewed and mini-grants awarded each month, ending in April 2011 or when the grant budget is expended. 

I. Application

A. Proposal

Grants will be directed to departments/programs/divisions for activities that celebrate or highlight academic excellence at Gustavus that align with the goals of the Sesquicentennial.

An application could involve one activity or a series of smaller activities.

Applications should include:

1. Department/program/division involved and point of contact

2. A description of the proposed activity

3. Target audience and expected number of people impacted

4. Budget request

5. An explanation of how the activity will address one or more of the Sesquicentennial goals

6. An explanation of how the activity will celebrate and highlight academic excellence

7. The anticipated short and long-term outcomes from the activity

B. Budget

Sesquicentennial mini-grants will be offered up to $10,000 to help fund activities.  Activities requiring additional resources should be discussed with Committee Chair, Jon Grinnell, to determine if an application seems appropriate.  Based on the magnitude of requests, we envision approximately ten projects being funded.

II. Submission

A. Applications should be submitted as electronic attachments to Barb Larson Taylor at btaylor@gustavus.edu.

B. Applications will be reviewed and mini-grants awarded each month by the Sesquicentennial Academic Excellence Committee, including Margaret Bloch-Qazi, Sean Cobb, Tom Emmert, Patty English, Jon Grinnell,and Paul Saulnier.

C. Application deadline is April 15, 2011 or when the grant budget is expended.

III. Final Report

Submit a brief final report addressing the outcomes of the activity undertaken within one month of activity completion as an electronic attachment to Barb Larson Taylor at btaylor@gustavus.edu.