Friday, August 28, 2015

Service Engagement Grants

  • Apply for February 9th round for projects starting March 23rd or after
  • Apply for May 11th round for projects starting June 29th or after
  • Apply for August 10th round for projects starting September 21st or after
  • Apply for November 9th round for projects starting December 14th or after

The Service Engagement Grant program supports student, professional staff, or faculty projects that establish service engagement as a core component.  Service Engagement Grant projects should support reciprocal partnerships between institutions of higher education and the community, strengthen student learning, increase the institutionalization of service-based engaged learning, and enhance the development of students, professional staff, and faculty.  

Projects must focus on one of three following areas:

  1. The Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) – for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency.
  2. Student Community Service (SCS) – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day).
  3. Listening to Communities Meetings (LTC) – for campus and community dialogues to develop implementation strategies for an engaged campus and community through reciprocal and sustainable partnerships.

Award amounts are:
SOE – $2,250 (institutional cash match $750);
SCS – $500 to $1,000 (institutional cash match of $125-$250);
LTC – $2,000 (institutional cash match $500).  

Projects in any of these categories that demonstrate strong, collaborative inter-campus partnerships can receive an additional $1,000 toward their project. Grant terms must end no longer than four months after the start of the project. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis at the end of the grant term.

Download application here.
Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.

The Engaged Campus Grants

The Engaged Campus Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, applicants may choose one of two institutionalization projects:

The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement.  Awardees will spend 16 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.  

Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships.  Awardees will spend 16 months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts.  
Award Amounts:

The Engaged Department – $14,000 (institutional cash match $3,500)
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration – $20,000 (institutional cash match $5,000) 

• Applications are due November 10, 2014.
• Notification will occur in mid-December 2014.
• Projects timelines must occur from January 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016. 

Download application here.  

Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.


Sponsored Research for Service Engagement

Sponsored Research for Service Engagement

Indiana Campus Compact will select and sponsor research projects that will broadly examine the deep impact of service engagement and campus and community partnerships.  Examples of research projects could include, although not limited to, the following:    

  • Impact of service engagement programs/activities on student persistence and completion of college and/or student retention to the state of Indiana post-graduation;
  • Impact of service engagement on capacity building for nonprofits; or
  • Impact of service engagement on workforce and economic development in Indiana.  

Other proposed ideas are welcomed.  If your abstract is selected as a project Indiana Campus Compact would like to explore further, you will be asked to submit a full proposal.    


  • Award amounts for accepted full proposals are $3,750.  Institutions are required to cash match $1,250.
  • Submitting an abstract does not guarantee that Indiana Campus Compact will request a full proposal.  An Indiana Campus Compact representative will contact the listed Project Director regarding submission of a full proposal if the abstract is accepted.    

Due Date:
Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis and are due the 15th of each month.  All abstracts must be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the project start date to provide enough time for submission of full proposals.  Abstracts will not be accepted after February 15, 2015.  Invited, full proposals will not be accepted after April 15, 2015.  

Dowload request for abstracts here.        

Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.


2012-2013 Revolving Grants - available until Spring 2013

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.