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Mini-Grant Program

CETL mini-grants encourage experimentation with individual course enhancements that enrich instruction. For example, a faculty member could apply to receive funds that cover: 

  • The cost of an individual software license currently not available to you
  • The cost of a piece of hardware currently not available to you
  • Small-scale projects that create new curricula, materials, or activities for TCNJ students
  • Partial travel costs to a conference related to teaching and learning


All faculty members and librarians who are full time (tenured, tenure-track, visiting, clinical) are eligible. 


Mini-grants are available in amounts ranging from $500-$1500. Note that there is a finite amount of funds available for the year ($6,500 total). 

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning September 2023. Recipients are determined by CETL in consultation with the Teaching and Learning Council, a representative group of faculty and librarians. Interested faculty should submit the following materials online: 

  1. A brief applicant bio (200 words maximum)
  2. An abstract of your proposed project (100 words maximum)
  3. Proposal description (500 words maximum) 
    1. Provide title of the proposed project
    2. Provide a brief project description that outlines the project plan, including a timeline
    3. Describe how your project will benefit TCNJ students
    4. Provide a brief description of how you will evaluate the impact of the project and measure outcomes. 
    5. An itemized budget (cannot include compensation for time)

All mini-grant recipients will share their experiences and present as a group at the Annual Instructional Design Workshop in May 2024.