Grant Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for Institutes for Higher Education Faculty. NEH Institutes are professional development programs that convene higher education faculty from across the nation to deepen and enrich their understanding of a variety of topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching. Institutes allow immersive study of humanities topics, foster new fields of study and/or revitalize existing areas of inquiry, reinvigorate teaching in the classroom, and encourage intellectual and professional collaboration.

The period of performance is 15 to 24 months with funding up to $235,000. The deadline to submit proposals is March 9, 2021. Email Kim Squiers ( or Lisa Dopke ( in the GRCC Grants Department for more information.

Partnership between GRCC and Ferris State University opens pathway to Doctor of Pharmacy degree

A new agreement guarantees five seats each year in Ferris State University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program for Grand Rapids Community College students, helping students along a pathway to an in-demand career.

Ferris is one of only three colleges in the state that offer a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, required to be a licensed pharmacist in Michigan.

“Partnerships make our community stronger, and Ferris has been a proud partner for GRCC for many years,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “The new agreement creates more opportunities for GRCC students to study in one of the best pharmacy programs in the state and work toward a well-paying, in-demand career.”

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an immediate demand for pharmacists — industry publication Drug Topics reported that the CVS chain alone was seeking to fill thousands of positions nationwide — and the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to heighten that need.

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Get a sneak peek of the new, plus 8 things to know about the new site!

As Dr. Pink noted in this Monday’s Pink Ink, we’ve been preparing to launch a new, originally scheduled to go live this week. Unfortunately, the external team that has been working diligently with us on this redesign has been struck by COVID and as a result, the launch of the new website has been delayed until January 21, 2021, so as not to disrupt our startup of the semester.

GRCC’s internal team is grateful to be healthy and hope our GRCC family has come into 2021 with health and happiness.

Get a sneak peek of the new website, plus 8 things to know about the new site!