What is the purpose of the collaboration grants?

The primary purposes of General Education Council Collaborative Grants are to strengthen and encourage collaboration amongst those involved in the General Education.  GEC Grants are awarded to groups of faculty collaboratively engaged in course modification, improving alignment across sections, working across Clusters, exploring new pedagogies, improving messaging about the General Education program to stakeholder groups, or other projects relevant to elevating and empowering the General Education program. Grant proposers are welcome to promote collaborative efforts of groups of 3 or more faculty within a Cluster course or area, across Clusters areas, or across Clusters. 

NOTE: All final expenditures must be completed and submitted to the GEC Collaborative Grants committee no later than June 1, 2020.

 

 

How are the proposals reviewed?

Each proposal will be evaluated by the GEC Collaborative Grant Committee. Only complete proposal submissions will be reviewed by the committee. The quality of the proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Is the proposal appropriate for the General Education program?
  • How well does the stated purpose of the proposal describe its relevance to the General Education program?
  • Does the proposal have clear outcomes?
  • What will the impact be to the General Education program/Cluster?
  • How well does the proposal describe the various activities/products planned during the course of the grant work?
  • How feasible is the proposed project in the given timeline?
  • Is the budget appropriate?

What are the General Guidelines?

 The Grant Proposal Format, Budget, and Endorsements (see Attachments) must be followed for all submissions.

  1. The Grant Proposal Format, Budget, and Endorsements (see Attachments) must be followed for all submissions.
  2. Submission Deadline is 11:00 pm March 18, 2020
  3. Grants will be awarded up to $4000.00 each
  4. Funding may be applied to stipends, supplies, refreshments, etc.
  5. If appropriate, money for stipends will be allocated at the rate of $150 per day per person for a full day’s work related to the grant activity. It is expected that projects will involve multiple participants.
  6. Inclusion of adjunct faculty must be in compliance with the state guidelines for yearly hourly averages.
  7. Per JMU guidelines, 12-month employees are NOT eligible to receive a stipend, but they are welcome to apply for and participate in grant opportunities.
  8. The GEC Collaborative Grant Committee reserves the right to contact the grant director(s) for additional information, clarification, and/or negotiation.
  9. All applications must include signature of applicants’ Unit Head or equivalent.
  10. Written grant proposal reports must be submitted to the Office of General Education (Maury 110) or submitted electronically to: gened@jmu.edu.
  11. All final expenditures must be completed and submitted to the GEC Collaborative Grants committee no later than June 1, 2020
  12. Grant recipients should be prepared to offer a no more than 15-minute oral or video presentation to the GEC on the results of the grant during a regular General Education Committee meeting.

 

Faculty members are strongly encouraged to discuss ideas for grant proposals with the appropriate Cluster Coordinator/s to determine feasibility and need of potential grant work.

 

What are the deadlines this year?

March 18, 2020 (11pm) Proposals due to appropriate Cluster Coordinator(s) for review

 June 1, 2020 All final expenditures must be completed and submitted to the GEC Collaborative Grant committee

What is the format for proposals?

Complete Application consists of

  • Information Sheet (cover)
  • Proposal Narrative
  • Budget
  • Signed endorsement page (signatures of supervisory Unit Head(s) or equivalent)

Should you have any questions, please contact any of the five Cluster Coordinators.  You can get their contact information by clicking here for our staff page.

 

Click here for proposal format.

Click here for the signature page

 

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