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Apply for a Mini-grant/Co-sponsorship


  • All Michigan faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply for mini grants.
  • Applications may be made at any time and must include a proposal, a budget, and a list of other funding sources, actual and/or solicited.
  • A condition of funding is that the event have a component open to the university public (no grants will be awarded to entirely closed workshops, courses, etc.).
  • Awardees must acknowledge the institute’s support in their publicity and submit a report to the institute at the end of the project.
  • Funds will be disbursed upon receipt of the report; if this presents a hardship, exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Applying for a Mini-Grant

  • LSA tenured and tenure-track faculty should apply through eGiF (Electronic Gateway to Internal Funding).
  • Other tenured and tenure-track faculty should apply by email to institute director Sidonie Smith at
  • Lecturers and graduate students should apply through a faculty member.