Public School Partnership Mini-Grants

outside classroomFall-2015

The ASU-Partnership Mini Grants are intended to assist faculty with collaborative projects that are connected to internships, student teaching, professional development of teachers, student learning and teacher recruitment and retention. 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 counties include Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Caldwell, Burke, Elkin, Watauga and Wilkes.

*Priority funding will be awarded to RCOE faculty engaged in field-based communities of practice, classroom research, team-teaching, or classroom exchanges.  

**Priority funding will also be offered for projects that extend beyond Watauga, Ashe and Avery Counties.

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

  • Groups should include teachers, education faculty, and student teachers if possible.
  • School Advisory Groups, ASU faculty or designated school representatives should work collaboratively to choose priorities for funding.
  • Funding for grants is contingent on available resources and number of grants submitted.
  • $100-$800 Funding Range. Typical funding amount $500

 Absolute Priorities

  • Projects should be focused on the preparation of teachers, the professional development of faculty or student learning.
  • Projects should include subject area and/or teaching standards
  • Projects should include involvement of teachers, education faculty, and student teachers in planning/implementation/evaluation.

Deadline for Proposals: Sept 14th, 2015. I will begin processing these as soon as they are sent to me.


Grant timeline-Sept.14th –December 30th,   2015 

Budget Funds must be expended and activities for the grant must be completed by December 30th, 2015

Evaluation Report-due January 30th, 2016

Award Notification-no later than Sept 15th, 2015


email proposal to:     Linda McCalister
                               Reich College of Education