Faculty Development Mini-Grant

Applications are closed for 2021


The purpose of the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) Faculty Development Mini-Grant Program is to support CCMA member faculty development in order to enhance student learning and engagement aligned with CCMA’s mission, vision, and values. CCMA’s mission is to mobilize the collective commitment and capacity of higher education in the Mid-Atlantic region to actively advance equity in our communities through civic and community engagement and fulfill the public purposes of higher education. CCMA’s vision is to play an integral role in the development of globally engaged citizens who actively contribute to creating equitable, sustainable, and socially just communities.


Full or PT faculty from CCMA member institutions, cross-disciplinary teams, or collaborative teams of faculty from two or more institutions. Click here to check if your institution is a member.

Fund Uses

  • Support faculty development opportunities (workshops/institutes). Faculty can propose and lead topics. Interdisciplinary and or inter-institutional proposals are fundable.
  • Requests from individual institutions or collaborations between and among multiple educational institutions to host faculty development webinars/institutes that ultimately support students’ community-engaged learning, such as:
    • Institutes for institutional teams to revise promotion and tenure guidelines to recognize faculty who involve students in community-engaged learning and reflection;
    • Institutes for engaging community partners; and
    • Opportunities to support faculty, community partner, and student writing partnerships to expand knowledge about community impact through community-engaged learning.
  • Requests from individual faculty for materials, travel costs, etc. to support community-engaged learning projects.
  • Requests from individual faculty for funds to attend conferences, workshops, or symposia.

Applicants shall complete and submit a mini-grant application. The application requests detailed information describing the project, its goals, significance, and proposed budget. For consideration applications must be received by CCMA by the deadline. Applicants will be notified by CCMA when their application is received and whether funding was approved or not approved. CCMA will notify grantees within one month of the application deadline date.

Review Process and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by designated representatives of CCMA. Applicants may be contacted if further information is needed.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

  • Significance – How aligned is the purpose of the grant request with CCMA’s vision, mission, and objectives? How many faculty/staff will be trained? How will the student experience be affected by the proposed program? How many students will benefit from the faculty development?
  • Program specifics– How well defined is the program? How closely tied is the program to the stated goals? Will faculty/staff from other CCMA member institutions be invited to participate?
  • Likelihood of success and impact– How feasible and impactful is the project in terms of time, budget requests, and available resources?