The Mini-Grant Program (MGP) will provide select writing teams with seed funding to jumpstart and/or pilot their research projects to strengthen their manuscripts.


The mini-grants are designed to motivate writing teams to maintain the momentum of their projects by providing an incentive for participants’ investing their time and research efforts and writing work over the Summer. Beyond supporting teams in continuing to apply the concepts learned in the workshops in preparation for a full manuscript, the mini-grants may also grant writing teams further opportunities to build self-efficacy by garnering recognition at their institutions.  

Target Audience

The MGP is open to faculty across engineering disciplines at four-year schools that conduct research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) that emphasizes creativity, entrepreneurial mindset, and teaching innovations within engineering education.

To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, individuals must (a) be a part of a writing team formed during the Networking, Ideation, and Collaboration Workshop (NIC), (b) participated in the full Archival Publication Authors Workshop (APA), and (c) submit a successful MGP application. Solicitation details for the MGP will be communicated during the final session of the Archival Publication Authors Workshop (APA). 

Time Commitment

The MGP will begin accepting applications in early Autumn 2023. Participants will be notified of decisions and awards will be dispersed in November 2023.