Advocacy Chapter Mobilization Fund

The recent challenges to the academic labor movement have made it more important than ever for chapters to mobilize. To support the work of our chapters, the AAUP has set aside a special grant fund dedicated to chapter organizing and member mobilization. Any AAUP advocacy chapter in good standing may apply.

To apply for a grant from the Advocacy Chapter Mobilization Fund, the chapter should specify how much funding is being requested and how these funds will be used to support the costs of the chapter’s organizing program or other mobilization efforts. Examples include purchasing supplies required for organizing, subscription fees to digital organizing services, and supporting course releases for faculty organizers. A short paragraph will suffice. Please note that grants will not exceed a maximum of $7500 per calendar year.

As additional documentation, the chapter should include either 1) a copy of the chapter’s plan for member organizing, if such a document exists, or 2) a one-page summary (bullet points are recommended) of the chapter’s organizing or mobilization goals and plan to achieve those goals in the coming academic year. The application must also include the most recent copy of the chapter’s budget and its most recent bank statements, and any other documentation requested by the Department of Organizing and Services.

Grants are awarded by the AAUP Council. Council will review grant applications at their quarterly meetings, which generally occur in the following months: March, June, August, and November (check our events page for specific dates). We accept applications on a rolling basis but encourage applicants to submit them at least a month in advance of a quarterly meeting to ensure prompt review.

Please direct all grant applications and questions to Mark Bostic, Director, and Marlan Maralit, Lead Organizer.