Faculty & Staff Grants

Faculty & Staff Grants support projects that improve student learning through classroom initiatives, program development, and other related purposes. The Faculty & Staff Grant Program is made possible by the generosity of our donors.

Each year, 25% of the total unrestricted (“Impact Fund”) gifts received by the Foundation are set aside to fund the Faculty & Staff Grant Program, with a maximum of $25,000 contributed annually.

Eligibility Guidelines

Applications may be submitted by Nashville State faculty and staff. Applicants must meet the following conditions in order to have their projects considered for funding: 

Preferred Projects 

Preference will be given to projects that benefit large numbers of students. Priority will be given to innovative ideas/solutions that align with the College’s strategic priorities. Measurable outcomes and likelihood of success are important factors to consider when preparing an application.

Funding Parameters 

Grant awards are capped at $2,500 per funding cycle (semester); please do not request more than the maximum award amount in your application. Please note that the following are NOT eligible for funding through the Faculty & Staff Grant Program:  

Application & Award Procedures

  1. The request period opens at the beginning of each fall and spring semester and closes approximately three weeks later. (The Foundation will only accept submissions via the online form, no exceptions.)
  2. The Faculty & Staff Grants Committee, comprised of the Staff Assembly Chair, Administrative Assembly Chair, Faculty Senate Chair, VP of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, and VP of Academic Affairs & Student Success, will review all requests for funding. Proposals must be submitted by the announced due date to be considered.
  3. You will be notified individually once your proposal has been reviewed for consideration.

Faculty & Staff Reporting Responsibility 

Each grant is awarded on the premise that the project will have a defining impact on student learning. Individuals awarded grant funds must prepare a short report relating how the enrichment experience affected student learning at Nashville State Community College. Reports must be submitted to the Foundation’s Executive Committee or other appointees of the Foundation no later than one year beyond the period of the award and address the following areas:  

Faculty & Staff Grant Application

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Ryan Parker

Director of Donor Relations and Programs

Room D-50, White Bridge Campus