Faculty Can Enhance Honors Courses with Mini-Grants

December 16, 2015

The Honors Budget Committee is pleased to announce an opportunity for faculty teaching Honors courses to apply for “mini-grants” for the Spring 2016 semester to enhance their courses. 

There is a total of $5,000 in funding available, and faculty can request a maximum of $500 per course. All faculty teaching Honors courses are eligible to apply. Priority for consideration will be given to proposals that emphasize community building and fostering an inclusive environment for all students.

Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to:
· Cookout at faculty member’s home at the end of the semester
· Class trip to local museum and light meal after
· Reception after a class presentation in conjunction with a research/creative festival
· Stipend for guest speaker to visit class and lunch afterward with a small group
· Film screening, followed by a roundtable discussion with snacks
· Book club, with books purchased for participants

Application Timeline:
· Wednesday, December 30—applications due via Qualtrics
· Tuesday, January 5—applicants notified of funding decisions
· Monday, May 9, 2015—deadline to request reimbursement for awarded funds

The application is available here:

Applications are due Wednesday, December 30, 2015, by midnight. Proposals may be funded fully, partially, or not at all. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions via email by Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

The Committee, made up of students, faculty, and staff from across campus, advises the Honors dean and staff on budgetary strategy relating to community-building and milestone events for Honors students.

2015-2016 Honors Budget Committee Members:
Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Dr. Paul King, Dr. Marla McGhee, Dr. Ed McNertney, Dr. Tracey Rockett, Trung Nguyen, Brianna Bickham, Jared Cline, Garrett Gomez, Carly Hirvela, Ryker Thompson, Ngoc Tu.

Please email Lauren Nixon, Honors College coordinator, at l.e.nixon@tcu.edu with any questions.

John V. Roach Honors College
2855 Main Drive
Scharbauer Hall 1016

John V. Roach Honors College
TCU BOX 297022
Fort Worth, TX 76129