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Mini Grants Proposal

Projects are divided into two different application processes depending on the amount requested and/or the type of project. As you prepare to submit your proposal, please take a look at the successfully funded projects page to familiarize yourself with the projects the GSEC has funded in the past.  These example projects in no way limit the type of proposals GSEC will consider; fundability, feasibility, and usefulness are the criteria.

GSEC provides a "fast track" for projects and event funding requests under $50.

A full review of the GSEC advisory board will be required for larger projects from $50 to $200.

We are also interested in larger projects that have a collaborative component with other departments or centers. We will help mentor such projects in their development stage, and can potentially assist in finding additional resources.

ELIGIBILITY:

There are only a few requirements for projects:

1.These projects must be implemented on our campus, or be open to campus community members. 

2. These projects must advance research, understanding, outreach, or advocacy on gender and/or sexuality equity. 

3. You should have a knowledge-dissemination plan in place. Describe how you intend to evaluate the impact of your funded project.

4. You should be prepared to present these evaluations at the end of your project timeline.

5. Students must be doing research through an academic department and must provide proper documentation of research expenses in order to be reimbursed. That department will administer the funds after the student has completed his/her research.

6. Funds can be used only to offset research and travel-related expenses and are subject to the College’s policies on spending state funds.

 ITEMS to Submit:

  • A proposal in plain (non-specialized) English detailing the nature of the project proposed

  • A timeline or specific dates if applicable

  • A detailed budget

  • A Completed Mini Grant Intake Form

  • Any proposed advertising materials

 Suggestions:

  • Carefully read the Project Budget Guidelines.
  • Collaboration with other members of the community is encouraged, but the project team must be compiled of mostly CofC community members. 

  • Be organized!  We will help you develop good ideas, but it really helps to see your ideas in their best possible presentation. 

  • You will need to document your project and its outcomes; be clear about your plan to do so.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Proposals for the first round during the Spring semester are due Feb.15 and for the second round March 31st. Proposals for the first round during the Fall semester are due Oct .15 and for the second round November 15th .

TO APPLY:

Send your initial proposal to the GSEC director, Dr. Hollis France, at GSEC@cofc.edu

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