Innovation in Undergraduate Advising Microgrants

Call for Proposals
Innovation in Undergraduate Advising Microgrants
Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Recognizing the critical and documented link between quality academic advising, student success, and life-transformative learning, the Office of Undergraduate Advising is proud to offer one-time microgrants to support the development and growth of innovative, scalable, and collaborative advising and mentoring programs, projects, and initiatives to support our undergraduate students and their multifaceted needs.


Drawing from current institutional and undergraduate advising priorities, we especially encourage projects, programs, tools, and initiatives that promote any of the following areas:

  • Support and retention of underrepresented students at UConn
  • Innovative or new-to-UConn advising practices (an opportunity to try something different or new)
  • Expansion or scaling of existing advising programs with data-driven evidence of efficacy
  • Welcoming a supportive culture of diversity, encouraging participation, and centering collaboration across campus
  • Fostering of meaningful relationships and supportive and effective advising and mentoring
  • Building capacity within our undergraduate advising community
  • Growing the unique skills of professional staff and/or faculty advisors


  • Primary applicants must work in an undergraduate academic advising capacity at any UConn campus (e.g., faculty advisor; staff academic advisor) and must have the support of their school/college/regional campus advising director and/or direct supervisor.
  • Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded on a rolling basis, beginning September 15, 2023.
  • Applications will be accepted until funds have been expended.


Contact Erin Ciarimboli, Director of Undergraduate Advising, at

To apply: Visit