The Center for Public Service invites applications for one-time funds to support course or department implementation of community-based learning and community-based research.
Funds will be awarded on merit and alignment with the principles of community-based learning. All applications will be reviewed by the Center for Public Service. Resources for planning and implementing community engaged courses are available on the CPS website. We encourage all applicants to review the Faculty Toolkit for Community-Based Learning prior to submission.
CBLR Course Planning Grant
The Center for Public Service provides support of up to $500 to support faculty who wish to incorporate Community Based Learning pedagogy and/or research methods into a new or existing course. Applicants may request funds for expenses related to the development of the course, including but not limited to: conference or workshop attendance, travel and related costs for community partnership development, equipment or materials related to the potential project required by either the faculty member or the community partner.
There is no deadline for the CBLR Course Planning Grant, and will be reviewed and considered upon submission.
CBLR Course Implementation Grant
Additional funding may be available for course-based Immersion Projects (e.g. a weekend-long experience partnering with a community outside of Adams County). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea before applying for support.
There is no deadline for the CBLR Course Implementation Grant, and will be reviewed and considered upon submission.
Community Partner Grant
The Center for Public Service acknowledges that we cannot participate in the work of social change without the partnership of community members. We recognize that when we engage in Community Based Learning and Research, our community partners join us in the work of educating our students. To properly acknowledge that vital work, CPS supports the time-intensive nature of partnership development by offering Community Partner Grants to support the development of new CBLR initiatives by faculty. These grants provide up to $750 to support expenses related to the community partners effort in developing the initiative, including by not limited to: conference or workshop attendance, travel costs, equipment or materials, compensation for time (stipend). Community partners may be individuals or organizations. Compensation for time may be in the form of a lump sum payment to the organization.
There is no deadline for the Community Partner Grant, and will be reviewed and considered upon submission.
Community-Based Research Project
The Center for Public Service provides up to $1000 to support Community-Based research projects which are created in partnership with a community initiative and meaningfully involve students. Applicants may request funds for expenses related to the project, including but not limited to: student stipends, transportation, equipment or materials related to the project required by students, faculty member, or the community partner.
There is no deadline for the CBR Research Project funding, and will be reviewed and considered upon submission.