Faculty Mini-Grants

The BSU Faculty Mini-Grant Program is sponsored by the Office of the President to support faculty initiatives, such as new teaching pedagogies and curriculum innovations; research and other scholarly and creative endeavors; and community collaborations.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, $10,000 was available for faculty mini-grants in the following categories:

  • Projects that positively affect student retention, particularly for students of color and American Indian students as we seek to reduce the achievement gap.
  • Projects that create or enhance international/multicultural understanding, civic engagement, and environmental stewardship.
  • Faculty/student collaborative projects in teaching, research, or service learning.
  • Collaborative projects across departments submitted by faculty from different disciplines
  • Proposals that have a significant impact on students, the curriculum, or the community.


Fall 2018

Awardee Title of Project Amount Awarded
Dr. Sarah Cronin
Lora Bertelsen
Amanda Gartner
Mental Health’s Relationship with Persistence and Retention $4,000.00
Dr. John Gonzalez
Bill Blackwell, Jr.
Partnerships for American Indian Retention $3,787.98
Dr. Katie Peterson Engaging 6th Grade Citizen Scientists: Measuring Phosphate Levels in Surface Water $2,000.00

For more information on the Faculty Mini-grant program including application process, please visit the Center for Professional Development webpage