The CCIB seeks to support Calvin College faculty and qualifying business students who have extraordinary potential to become business scholars and leaders, through student fellowships and grants.

Ongoing support of scholarship

The CCIB works to attract, retain, encourage, and grow Calvin business faculty by providing ongoing support of scholarship and engagement through faculty fellowships and grants. The expectation is that all funds given will be used to promote improved teaching and learning, on behalf of faculty and students.

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Grant opportunities

Business Experiential Learning Grants: Calvin business faculty and courses engaging in project-based, experiential learning opportunities may apply for this grant to cover all project expenses not covered by project sponsors.

Grant amount: up to $1,000
Covered expenses: travel, printing, research*
Eligibility: Calvin business faculty; business courses
Deadline: request must be approved by the end of the preceding semester

Small Grants: Calvin faculty members may apply for this grant to cover expenses associated with continued scholarship or engagement.

Grant amount: up to $2,000
Covered expenses: travel, supplies, student assistants or researchers, stipends*
Eligibility: Calvin faculty (project must have a business professor as a project leader)
Deadline: request anytime throughout the year

Large Grants: Calvin faculty may apply for this grant to cover large expenses associated with continued scholarship or engagement

Grant amount: $2,001-5,000
Covered expenses: travel, supplies, student assistants or researchers, stipends*
Eligibility: Calvin faculty (project must have a business professor as a project leader)
Deadline: applications will be reviewed quarterly

Major Awards: Calvin faculty may apply for this grant to cover major expenses associated with continued scholarship or engagement

Grant amount:$5,001 and over (usually does not exceed $20,000)
Covered expenses: travel, supplies, student assistants or researchers, stipends*
Eligibility: Calvin faculty (project must have a business professor as a project leader)
* Items that will not be covered include association memberships, gift cards

FAQs

How can CCIB awards be used?
Awards may be used to fund research seminars or research assistants, to assist with publications, to develop new approaches to curriculum, to enhance professional development, and much more.

Do I have to be a member of the Calvin business faculty to apply for an award?
Not necessarily. Any Calvin faculty member, regardless of discipline, may apply for a CCIB grant. However, the project presented must be focused on some business or business-related topic. The project's principle investigator or project leader should also be a Calvin business faculty member.

May I use a CCIB award with an award from another source?
Yes, though priority is given to projects that have no other means of support. Priority is also given to research projects that involve students or business practitioners.

How often may I apply for a CCIB award?
Typically, awards and grants will be given to a project once, and one per year per faculty member.

What must I include in my grant/award application?
A list of all required documentation is included on the grant application form found here.

When are grant/award applications due?
Applications for awards may be submitted anytime throughout the year. Typically, an applicant will be notified about a decision within 14 days.