NVC Proposed Project Grants
Deadline: Monday, November 18, 5pm (no exceptions made)
Proposals are now being evaluated for the 2013-2014 academic year in support of a broad range of NVC staff activities that expand student learning experiences at NVC, advance NVC’s Student Learning Outcomes and Institutional Learning Outcomes, and/or improve the physical campus at NVC or its Upper Valley Campus.
Funding for approximately 50 grants ranging from $100-$500 each was made available for Round 1 to be awarded and then announced in January. Check back for information about the next funding cycle (tbd).
Who is Eligible to Apply?
ONLY current NVC faculty (full and part-time) and salaried NVC staff are eligible to apply. Staff and faculty may collaborate with students to apply for grant funds but only NVC salaried staff and faculty may be listed as lead team members on the grant application.
Deadline for Proposals
All proposals (including signature page approved by your Division Chair or Department Dean) must be received electronically by
5:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2013 to (no exceptions made; hard copies not accepted): firstname.lastname@example.org
Funds awarded must be expended by June 30, 2014.
Funding for the NVC Proposed Project Grant Program
is provided through the NVC Foundation.
NVC Proposed Project Grant Program
ONLY current NVC faculty (full and part-time) and salaried NVC staff are eligible to apply. Staff and faculty may collaborate with students to apply for grant funds but only NVC staff and faculty may be listed as lead team members on the grant application.
The purpose of NVC's Proposed Project Grants Program is to provide funding for:
Staff professional development projects across the institution in support of activities that expand student learning experiences at NVC and advance NVC’s Student Learning Outcomes and Institutional Learning Outcomes.
Projects that improve the physical campus at NVC or its Upper Valley Campus.
All projects funded must substantively enrich student experiences at NVC, demonstrate creative problem-solving, improve staff knowledge-base, and model effective communication and collaboration.
Funds awarded must be expended by June 30, 2014. Funding for the NVC Proposed Project Grant Program is provided through the NVC Foundation.
Funds from the NVC Proposed Project Grant program may not be used for student scholarships or to provide basic aid (food, shelter, clothing) to students.
(select one category ONLY; the NVC Office of Institutional Advancement reserves the right to recategorize your proposal as appropriate in order to appropriately match a project to a funding source)
NVCF Jess Doud Enhancement Fund (Endowed)
Approximately 33 grants up to $500 each for projects that that enrich student experiences, improve the physical NVC campus, model effective communication and collaboration, and explore concepts, ideas, and principles beyond the campus and its classrooms, including conferences and field trips.
Sue Nelson Professional Development Enrichment Fund
Approximately three grants up to $300 each for projects pursued by faculty, administrators, and classified staff in support of professional development enrichment activities that are not required by the college. Activities must have a demonstrable and measurable impact on students at NVC. These funds may not be used to purchase equipment or software. Awarded in coordination with the VP of Instruction.
Blair Memorial Fund for Career-Technical Staff Development
Multiple grants up to $1,000 each for professional development projects for faculty and administrators in the Career Technical Education Division (excluding nursing). Projects must enhance student preparation to enter the job market, use of new technologies to deliver innovative and effective teaching and learning strategies, and provide long-term value to the program, its students, and the college. Awarded in coordination with the Associate Dean, Economic Workforce Development Grants and Programs, the Dean of Career Technical Education, and the VP of Instruction.
Instructional Equipment Fund
Multiple grants up to $500 each for NVC instructional equipment that enhances student success.
Criteria for Awarding Funds
(in ranked order)
1. Match to fund’s specific criteria.
2. Estimated impact in area related to college student learning outcomes and institutional learning outcomes. This can include increased student success, establishing, applying and maintaining college-wide standards of excellence, increasing access, effective use of appropriate technologies or improving facilities.
3. Number of students served (short or long term).
4. Evidence of collaboration and effective communication.
5. Clarity of intended outcome(s).
6. Technology-related projects to improve classroom learning are encouraged.
7. Availability for additional funding from other sources for the same activity.
1. Open Call for proposals announced by the NVC Office of Institutional Advancement.
2. Submission of written proposal and budget by deadline: November 18, 2013, 5pm
3. Proposals evaluated and reviewed by appropriate committees.
4. Public notification of awards (anticipated in mid-January 2014).
5. Applicants receive award notice and instructions before the funds are released.
6. Requisite accounting/receipts must be submitted prior to the fiscal year end June 30.
7. Awardees submit a one paragraph report on activities funded and their impact.
Additional funding from the NVC Foundation endowments may be available annually at the discretion of individual division and department chairs and deans in the following areas:
· Science Program Endowment: for the NVC Science program
· Bernice Roberts Blanckenburg Fund for the Non-Performing Arts: for NVC Studio Arts
· Janice and Bernard Charlup Endowment: for the NVC Photography program
· Burrell Wilson Memorial Fund: for the NVC Photography program
· Richard and Helen Fischer Endowment: for the NVC Foreign Language instruction program
· Dorothy Weed Memorial Fund: for the Vocal Music program
· Belle & Barney Rhodes Endowment Fund: for support of the Napa Valley Cooking School
· NVC Health Occupations Fund: for NVC Health Occupations program
Guidelines for funding for professional development activities in the HSI STEM areas
will be announced in spring 2014.