Mutual Mentoring Grant Program: Individual and Team Grant Awards

A comprehensive culture of mentoring and inclusion requires a mosaic of resources so faculty have the support they may need to achieve their aspirational professional, academic, and/or personal development goals. Towards this goal, the Faculty Diversity Collaborative (FDC) housed within the University Equity and Inclusion office is excited to launch the 2023 Mutual Mentoring Grant Program.

The Mutual Mentoring Grant Program will offer funds to support faculty at any career stage by assisting in developing robust mentorship networks, within and outside of Rutgers University, in order to combat isolation and ensure that all faculty have the resources they need to thrive and excel.

Individual Grant Program
1. Provides support of up to $1500 per award to individuals who develop a focused mentoring network (comprised of up to three individuals – the applicant and up to two on-campus or off-campus mentoring partners
2. Provides matching funds of up to $1500 for participation in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Signature Programs. (NCFDD Faculty Success Program or NCFDD Post-Tenure Pathfinders program). The source of matching funds (e.g., personal research and/or department level funds) must be disclosed.

Team Grant Program
Provides support of up to $6000 per award and supports networks of four or more faculty. Team grants may include a mix of types and ranks of faculty, as long as the majority of individuals meet the eligibility criteria.

Learn more about the four Priority Focus areas, see the funding categories/criteria, and access the FAQs and application for the Mutual Mentoring Grants here

Grant proposals will be accepted until Thursday, March 30 at noon (EST) via Qualtrics. Only proposals submitted via Qualtrics, with the completed PDF proposal form uploaded, will be considered. Grant Awards of up to $1500 for Individual Grants and up to $6000 for Team Grants will be announced in May for the June 2023-May 2024 funding period. 

The FDC is also hosting two Information Sessions in February 2023 to answer any questions related to grant submissions and the program. Please RSVP here

You can also reach out to with any questions.