AMICAL’s Small Grants program is funded through the consortium’s 2015-2018 grant from the Mellon Foundation, “Promoting AMICAL Library Leadership, Faculty Collaboration and Digital Initiatives to Strengthen Liberal Arts Abroad.”
The Small Grants program aims to fund smaller, member-initiated activities that support AMICAL’s mission, in particular in the following areas:
- Professional development (with special emphasis on leadership in the areas of libraries and educational technology)
- Emerging technologies and practice (innovations in library services, digital pedagogy, etc.)
- Digital initiatives (digital scholarship projects, digital collection building, etc.)
Small Grants can support initiatives of individual AMICAL colleagues, of a single institution, or of a small number of member institutions in partnership. Larger initiatives, for example workshops open to colleagues from all AMICAL institutions, should be proposed to the Coordinating Committee as an AMICAL-sponsored event or project, not through the Small Grants program. Small Grants cannot be used to support participation in the AMICAL Conference or other AMICAL-sponsored events, which have their own procedures for requesting support.