The MiraCosta College Foundation will be awarding $40,000 this year in innovation grants to faculty, staff, and sponsored students. Applicants for innovation grants can request up to $3,000 for projects that will be carried out during the spring semester.
The Foundation has had the privilege of funding some outstanding projects in the past, and they know this will be another exciting year for innovation grants. Due to a surge in grant requests, the Foundation Board increased the amount of grant funds to be awarded from last year's amount of $30,000.
This year’s focus: projects that encourage student success, positively impact the student experience as a whole, and/or help expand MiraCosta College’s reach into the community.
Previous grantees have used their funds to help revise curricula, seed new projects, support students, and to bring together small teams to design and implement co-curricular programming and engaging events. Funds can also be budgeted for instructional materials, information gathering and staff support, and more.
Application procedure and key dates:
- To submit an application, click here and log in.
- The deadline for submitting an application is November 16, 2018, (late submissions and incomplete applications will not be considered).
- Applicants will be notified about results on or around December 3, 2018, via email.
- When requesting food or free items for students (such as t-shirts, hats, pens, etc.) please frame this request in the context of the overarching program/academic objective and explain why those items are critical to the overall success of the programs.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Dee Jaykus
at ext. 6645.