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Small Project Strategic Plan Grants

The university is pleased to announce that monies for small project strategic plan initiatives will be available for FY25 in the amount of $50,000. Salem State faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for funding for amounts up to $5,000 from the $50,000 pool.

Please submit your proposal for funding using the form attached to this announcement after seeking approval from your vice president/dean/AVP. Proposals will be vetted according to the attached rubric by a small working group of university representatives and recommendations will be made to PEC for final approval.

Allowable Costs for Funding

  1. Summer stipends (faculty stipend hourly rate: $50/hour)
  2. Graduate and undergraduate student employees
  3. Professional development
  4. CO9 expenses
  5. Operating expenses, i.e., copy center, food, marketing materials, etc
  6. Equipment

Please note that funds cannot be spent on recurring expenses such as benefitted personnel.


  1. Requests for proposals released April 3, 2024
  2. Proposals are due on May 6, 2024. Proposals should be submitted to:
  3. Notification of small project awards will be made no later than June 7, 2024.
  4. Funding will be available beginning in July 2024; the beginning of FY 25.

Funding recipients must chronicle their work in the university’s strategic plan Input System. A short final report is required by June 15, 2025.

For more information, please reach out to Cynthia Lynch at

Cynthia Lynch
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