Student Mini Grants

Working on an innovative and collaborative project that has a real-world impact on global scholarship, community support, or diversity and inclusion?

We can provide customized mentorship and up to $1,000 to support your work.

See examples of recently funded projects, including short videos students recorded about their work.

Who can apply

  • All University of Michigan–Ann Arbor undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are eligible.
  • Individuals, teams, or registered student organizations can apply, with one member serving as the primary contact.
  • Projects must enhance global scholarship, support community partnerships, or advocate for diversity and inclusion.

What it covers 

You can request up to $1,000 to support your project. Learn more about our requirements for funding.

In addition to funding, you’ll work with library experts who’ll connect you to services and resources related to your work.

You’ll meet with this library mentor regularly to review project needs and progress. 

Program expectations

As part of this program, you’ll be expected to:

  • Engage with library experts as well as library services or resources
  • Participate in a meeting with a library mentor 
  • Provide an itemized final budget
  • Either give a presentation about your project, or write a blog post, or both
  • Include the library logo or name on related project materials, such as posters, websites, and event programs
  • Complete a feedback survey

How to apply

Our application window for the 2023-2024 academic year has closed.

Applications open each fall. Please check back here for updates.

In your application, you'll be asked for:

  • Information about you and your project 
  • A line-item budget that shows how your requested funding will be used. (See our sample project budget.)
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