College of Engineering
Faculty Mini-Grant Program
Revised October 2022
Goal: To help faculty manage unforeseen or difficult circumstances that arise (COVID-19 and beyond)
Eligibility: Open to full-time TT/T and CT faculty with a primary appointment in the College of Engineering.
Amount: Up to $5000 per award
Number of awards: Depends on available funds (likely up to 15 per year)
Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support to help a graduate student complete their studies
- Supplies and equipment
- Undergrad support
- Travel funds (e.g., travel for a caregiver to help you attend a conference)
Criteria for selection
- The expense should not have been foreseen or expected under reasonable circumstances, and/or not supported by other typical funding sources.
- The expense should help the faculty member perform their job.
- Preference will be given to those who have not received a mini-grant before.
Application and selection process
- Faculty member completes questions 2-14 in this Qualtrics survey. Note: Pages 2 and 3 of this document lists the questions included on the Qualtrics survey. Faculty should not complete this form but instead access the Qualtrics survey to submit their request.
- When Department Chair’s email is selected in question 14, an email is sent to the Department chair for their input.
- The Department Chair will be able to view the responses provided by the faculty member in questions 2-14.
- Department Chair completes questions 15 and 16 of the Qualtrics survey.
- Review committee reviews requests on the second Tuesday of each month. The review committee is appointed by the Dean to include the ADAA, a senior faculty member, and a representative external to the College who has equity/inclusion perspective (e.g., from UD-ADVANCE).
- The review committee makes a recommendation to the Dean about whether to fund, and if so, at what amount.
- Dean makes final decision
- If you have questions or would like to discuss a possible mini-grant proposal idea, please contact the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sambeeta Das, Mechanical Engineering, July 2021
- Joshua Cashaback, Biomedical Engineering, July 2021
- Adam Wickenheiser, Mechanical Engineering, August 2021
- Elise Corbin, Biomedical Engineering, September 2021
- Bingqing Wei, Mechanical Engineering, July 2022
- Michael MacKay, Materials Science and Engineering, August 2022
- Tyler Van Buren, Mechanical Engineering, October 2022