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FCMEA Creative Exploration Grant

AWARD: UP TO $1500
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2022

PURPOSE

The FCMEA Creative Exploration Grant is designed to support active FCMEA members who engage in research, creative activities, and/or projects that align with the mission of the association. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that align with the purpose of FCMEA which is to: (1) address common or specific issues in higher education, (2) advance college and university music programs, (3) promote communication between colleges and universities, and (4) promote teaching at the collegiate level.

ELIGIBILITY

Active membership in the Florida College Music Educators Association.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Proposals will be accepted until November 15, 11:59 pm. Be prepared to provide (a) title and brief description of the creative exploration, (b) purpose, (c) desired outcomes, (d) strategic reason for FCMEA to consider the proposal, and (e) anticipated completion date, amount requested, and intended use of funding.


All expenditures covered by this grant must be completed by December 31, 2022. Grant recipients will be announced during the FCMEA business meeting at the FMEA Professional Development Conference in January. 

Proposal Review Procedures

Proposals are evaluated by the FCMEA Board of Directors. Reviewers will consider the following criteria: (a) does the proposal meet all submission criteria? (b) does the purpose align with the mission of FCMEA?, (c) is the proposal described and clearly stated? (d) what is the significance of this creative exploration?

 
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Past Winners

DR. JACOB BERGLIN, ASST PROF.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

"The Path From HSIs/HBCUs To School Music Teaching"

The purpose of this ongoing research will be to explore the experiences of students pursuing a music education degree at Hispanic Serving Institution (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs). The desired outcomes will be a greater understanding of the factors involved in the decision to pursue a music education degree, barriers to entry, and how colleges can mitigate those barriers.