Mellon CBB Micro-Mentoring Grants
Bates, Bowdoin and Colby request brief proposals from pre-tenure tenure track faculty for CBB Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro grants of up to $2,000. All funds must be spent and reporting completed by July 30, 2013. Awards are competitive with a preference for an equitable distribution among junior faculty at the three colleges. Mentoring micro-grants are designed to enable junior faculty to identify and connect with mentors and build mentoring networks that will have a positive impact on their careers. Junior faculty members are invited to request funding to work with peer or senior mentors at their own college, at CBB schools, or other institutions. The focus should be on professional development in scholarship, teaching, life-balance, and other issues that the faculty member identifies. Connecting with others outside the college is encouraged but not required.[i]
A junior faculty member in art, for example, might apply for funding to bring to the institution a mentor to give a presentation on building a studio practice and developing a career as an active artist while holding an academic position. The mentor might meet with junior and senior faculty within and outside the department. In a second example, a junior faculty member might establish a group of junior and senior faculty from two or more institutions to design and write a grant proposal. A junior scientist might travel to a science lab to confer with a potential mentor and learn a new technique. Finally, a junior faculty member might request funding to attend a workshop on grant writing or publishing in the field.
To apply, please submit an application of 1or 2 pages, a C.V. and a budget by December 1, 2012.
- Please include your name, institution, rank and department or program.
- Please explain the mentorship activity, who will be involved, and the ways it will contribute to your career plans in research, teaching or other short and long-term objectives.
- Please include a detailed budget of projected expenses.
- All applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF on or before December 1 to Mellon_cbb_grant@list.bowdoin.edu.
[i] Modeled on Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro-Grants (“M4”) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Office of Faculty Development