Call for Proposals-Mini Grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)

Published September 15, 2021

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support MGSS for FY 2022-23.

The Chancellor’s Office will provide system-level funding for Mini-grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS). 

All members of Unit 3 (all lecturers, probationary faculty, tenured faculty, librarians, coaches, and counselors) are eligible to compete for Mini-grants and Summer Stipends. Support will be available in the form of:

Mini-Grants – Not to exceed $5000, are intended to be “seed” money leading to the application for external support. Since this award is “seed” money, acceptance of a mini-grant requires that the application for external funding based on the proposal be submitted within two years of the date of the award and prior to any subsequent mini-grant awards.

Summer Stipends – Equivalent to the prevailing 3-WTU Vacant Rate to support a recipient in continuance of scholarly and creative activity during the summer. An applicant or recipient of a summer stipend may not be employed for 6WTU or more in summer session during the stipend period.

Each college review committee, the college dean, and the university MGSS committee will review and provide recommendations.

For research and scholarly projects that seek to disrupt anti-Black racism and/or promote racial equity, please clearly indicate this goal in the application.

MGSS Applications will be submitted, reviewed, and awarded via Info-Ready, an online Research Competition Space. Please log-in to Info Ready ( to submit your application beginning Monday, September 20, 2021.  MGSS application submission ends by Friday, November 5, 2021, by 5pm.

A faculty member is allowed to receive only one award—a summer stipend, a mini-grant, reassigned time, or a faculty small grant—in a given year under this policy. If the faculty has been awarded an RSCA from their college, they won’t be eligible for an MGSS.  Please see the Academic Senate Policy 19-03 §3.0 for details.