Sunday, September 21, 2014

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 are:
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.


Faculty Fellows Program

The Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program is a year-long learning community experience.  Selected individuals will serve a one-year term as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from Indiana Campus Compact member campuses.  The program serves as a faculty professional development model to support the integration of service learning and community engagement into the three components of faculty development: teaching, research, and service.    

The overall goals of the program include:

  • supporting faculty in the practice of the scholarship of engagement;
  • providing faculty with opportunities to collaborate with a community organization in a way that advances teaching and scholarship while addressing a significant social, economic, or environmental issue; and  
  • building a strong and productive social and intellectual community as a cadre of scholars.

ICC Faculty Fellows will:

  • Teach:  Each Fellow will teach a service learning course within the program period.
  • Provide Professional Service:  Each Fellow will provide direct service to a nonprofit organization during the program year to assist in addressing a particular community issue that is related to his/her academic discipline or expertise as an educator.
  • Research:  The Fellows will work as a cadre to develop a research or creative project to enhance and advance the field of service engagement.  


  • Award amounts are $3,750.00.  Institutions are required to cash match at least $1,250.00.
  • $2,000.00 is provided at the beginning of the grant period; the final $1,750.00 is provided upon successful completion of the program.  

Download application here.


  • Proposals Due:  April 17, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST    
  • Award Notification:    May 22, 2015
  • Grant Period Begins:    July 1, 2015
  • Grant Period Ends:    May 31, 2016       

Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.


Service Engagement Grants

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.(Click here to download a suggested meeting format).

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.

Applications are accepted once a quarter on the second Monday.

The 2014/2015 application due dates are as follows:August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th.

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

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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.