The Mutual Mentoring Grants
A fund of $25,000 has been established to support Mutual Mentoring projects in the 2013-2014 year. Principal full-time faculty members (in the categories of tenure, extended employment, or renewable term appointments) can apply for team- or individual-mentoring grants. A committee made up of full-time faculty members from the university’s divisions at different stages in their careers will review applications and select the projects to be funded. Award amounts are determined on the basis of the project budget and the total number of awards made. The maximum award for a mini grant is $1,200 and $5,000 for a team grant.
Types of Grants
Mini grants (of up to $1,200) are awarded to principal full-time faculty members who develop projects that support professional growth or career advancement and explore topics such as teaching, research, tenure, or work-life balance. Groups of up to three individuals—the full-time faculty member and up to two on- or off-campus mentoring partners—can apply for mini grants. Funds can be used for expenses related to traveling to visit a new mentoring partner, exploring new research or teaching methods, or presenting research with a mentor. Grants can be given as honoraria to mentoring partners who come to The New School for presentations. See examples of projects supported by mini grants here.
Team grants (of up to $5,000) provide support for departmental, divisional, and interdisciplinary mentoring projects involving teams of four or more faculty members. Topics that might be addressed by team-grant applicants might include orientation to the university and its culture, research and teaching skills, collegiality and community building, promotions, and work-life balance. Team grants are strongly encouraged to include a component where faculty connect with senior scholars inside and outside of The New School. See examples of projects supported by team grants here.