The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 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 18-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.
Funding Source: Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.
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:
- The Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) – for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency.
- 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).
- 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.
Starting in August 2014, 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.