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Mini-Grant Online Application Form

Mini-grants were initiated by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs (CIIP) in recognition that even small sums of money could stimulate experimentation and improve curricula and pedagogy. Faculty and TAs are encouraged to apply for anything that enhances or enriches university instruction.
  • Applications must be received at least three weeks in advance of the proposed use of funding to accommodate the approval process.
  • We will not accept applications for reimbursement funding.
  • Retroactive requests will not be approved.
Please note the following regarding funding:
  • Mini-grants are available in amounts up to $600.00 for faculty, and up to $250.00 for teaching assistants, per academic year.
    • For the purposes of funding guidelines, CUTF fellows and GE Cluster instructors are also considered faculty. 
  • Funds may not be used to supplement regular departmental expenses and budgets, thus any expenses intrinsic to the teaching of a course will be disallowed.
  • Classroom equipment, textbooks, and office supplies are not eligible.
  • Readers may not be hired for classroom instruction.
  • Graduate courses are not eligible according to system-wide policy.
  • Conference and travel expenses for faculty and guests will not be approved.
  • Full-time UCLA employees and students are not eligible for honoraria.
  • Two faculty members may not apply for the same project. 
For more information, please refer to the Mini-Grants website or contact
1. Requester Information *This question is required.
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2. Department Financial Contact Person *This question is required.
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3. Course(s) and Number of Students Affected by this Project *This question is required.
4. Instructional Improvement Use *This question is required.