Mini Grants

Mini Grant Background

The Appalachian State University Partnership Mini Grants are intended to build relationships between Appalachian State faculty members by engaging in collaborative projects that are connected to internships, student teaching, professional development of teachers, and/or student learning (P12 and preservice teachers). The funding should not be used to take the place of current monies, but should be used to expand or refine existing efforts or to begin new initiatives. Partnership districts include Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Caldwell, Burke, Elkin City, Watauga, and Wilkes.

The following guidelines should be followed in designing a project proposal:

  • Groups should include public school teachers or administrators, education faculty, and pre-service teachers if possible.
  • Funding for grants is contingent on available resources and number of grants submitted.
  • $500-$1,000 is the funding range. Stipends for teachers are allowed by the University with specific paperwork. Funds may be used for substitute pay, classroom resources, registration, or faculty pay.

Important Considerations
Projects should be focused on the preparation and/or professional development of practicing teachers, practicing administrators, practicing faculty members, or current students. Projects should include the involvement of teachers, administrators, reacher education/RCOE faculty, and/or clinical interns in the planning/implementation/evaluation process, when possible.

Deadline for Proposals: October 2, 2020; January 8, 2021
*All work and project evaluations should be submitted, and all funds should be spent by the end of each round of funding.
Award Notification- The review team will begin processing proposals as they are received.

To apply for the mini-grant process, click here to apply.