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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 fall 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.

Update: The Minigrant Application Process for fall 2019 will open on September 16, 2019. The deadline for proposals is  October 11, 2019



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 fall 2019 Minigrant Projects.

Before you submit a minigrant proposal, please follow the following two steps

1. Review this list of questions that will be found on the proposal form. It will help you prepare your final proposal.
2. Please download and complete this MCC Minigrant Proposal Budget form. Save the form as "lastname-first initial-mccminigrantbudget."

NOTE: The deadline for submitting a fall 2019 minigrant proposal has passed. The next minigrant proposal process will be in spring 2020.


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Last Modified: 10/15/19