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MCC provides minigrant funding to support a variety of faculty and staff initiatives. We are currently accepting minigrant proposals for the spring 2019 semester. The grants are not intended to provide on-going support.  This is a one-time funding opportunity.  If a project will continue longer than one year, a sustainability plan should be included as part of the narrative.

There are two categories of MCC-supported minigrants.

Logo for MCC Foundation  MCC Foundation grants

The MCC Foundation Middlesex Fund provides funding that encourages innovation and sustainable projects, programs, activities, and equipment, which will have an immediate and meaningful impact on the college community. All MCC employees (faculty, administrators, staff) are eligible to apply.

This category of grant follows the following criteria.
•    Grant application requests should generally not exceed $5000.
•    Grants will be made for a maximum project length of one year.
•    A detailed budget must be included as part of the application.
•    All applications must be approved by the applicant’s department chair and/or the division Dean or Vice President prior to submittal.

MCC PD Logo Professional Development Innovation Grants

PD Innovation minigrants are intended support full- and part-time faculty and professional staff members in researching and developing or improving services that will have a direct impact on students. MCC PD Minigrant process focuses on supporting college missions in a strategic way.  While applications come from many areas of the college with different intent, priority will be given to projects and activities with a clear connection to the college's strategic plan. (For example, innovative ways to teach with technology, the promotion of diversity, or the adoption/creation of open educational resources.)

PD minigrant funding is typically based on a calculation of a work-load activity ($35 per hour). For minigrant work related to open educational resources, we employ a funding model based upon the work of the Massachusetts Go Open project.

This category of grant follows the following criteria.
•    There must a deliverable at the completion of the minigrant, along with a plan to assess the impact of the work
•    Work must completed by the conclusion of the semester in which it was awarded. (Approved applicants may apply for an extension. However, all work must be completed within the relevant fiscal year)
•    All applications must be approved by the applicant’s department chair and/or the division Dean or Vice President prior to submittal.

Application Process for Spring Semester 2019.

The application process for spring 2019 is now open. Please go to this link to complete a proposal for spring 2019. The application process will close on Jan 15th, 2019. Applications will then be reviewed by the minigrant committee which has members from across the college. Applicants will be notified on Feb 1st. Approved projects must be completed by May 15th, 2019.





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