Indiana Campus Compact Grants

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Indiana Campus Compact offers a wide variety of grants to our partner campuses, including grants for student service projects and plunges, course development grants for faculty, and grants for faculty or staff to offset the costs of a campus community dialogue. See tabs below for more information.

Download a print-ready funding opportunities sheet to share on your campus.

The following grants are contingent upon funding being available for the 2019-2022 funding cycle.

ACTUALIZING A CULTURE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement grant aims to provide Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions with the opportunity to deepen their community engagement efforts by intentionally developing a campus-wide ethos for community engagement. By intentionally designing and implementing holistic community engagement strategies intended to shift the culture, selected institutions are enabled to create authentic, reciprocal community-campus partnerships, and leverage their role as a place-based institution to accelerate systematic change.

  • Project Duration: 3 years from July 10, 2019 through May 31, 2022
  • Funding Amount: $11,000 total grant award; $11,000 minimum institutional cash match
  • Eligibility: Senior administrators, faculty from any discipline, and community engagement professionals from any Indiana Campus Compact partner institution; this funding opportunity required two project directors.
  • Application Timeline: Letter of Intent due Friday, March 22, 2019 with full proposals due Monday, May 13, 2019.

Download the Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement Request for Proposals.

SENIOR FACULTY FELLOW

The Senior Faculty Fellow is a three-year leadership opportunity for a highly engaged scholar who will serve as a peer mentor to each cadre of selected Faculty Fellows beginning in July 2019 through May 2022. The Senior Fellow will work closely with the staff at Indiana Campus Compact to shape the thematic work of each cohort of Fellows, ensuring that there is a common thematic thread connecting each programmatic year.

  • Project Duration: 3 years from July 1, 2019 through May 31, 2022
  • Funding Amount: $15,000 total grant award ($5,000 per year); $7,500 minimum institutional cash match ($2,500 per year)
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty from any discipline at Indiana Campus Compact partner who either have served as an Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellow within the last six (6) academic years; or have exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of community engagement, and a working knowledge of critical community engagement as envisioned by Mitchell (2008), along with an understanding of the scholarship of engagement and proven leadership skills.
  • Application Timeline: Letter of Intent due Friday, February 22, 2019 with pull Proposals due Monday, April 1, 2019.

Download the Senior Faculty Fellow Request for Proposals

FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program is a year-long learning community experience designed in the tenets of Boyer’s (1996) vision of the scholarship of engagement. Selected individuals will serve a one-year term as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from Indiana Campus Compact partner campuses. Each year, the cadre of selected scholars will work collaboratively on a scholarly project that will seek to advance the understanding and practice of the field of community engagement through the collaborative engagement research paradigm (Jacquez, Ward, & Goguen, 2016), while individually incorporating community engagement into the three components of faculty work: teaching, research, and service.

  • Project Duration: Yearly from July 1st through May 31st during the 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021, and 2021 – 2022 academic years.
  • Funding Amount: $3,800 grant award; $1,520 minimum institutional cash match
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty member from any discipline at any Indiana Campus Compact partner campus
  • 2019 – 2020 Application Timeline: Letter of Intent due Friday, March 22, 2019 with full proposals due Monday, May 13, 2019.

Download the Faculty Fellows program Request for Proposals

HIGH-IMPACT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRACTICES

The Indiana Campus Compact High-Impact Community Engagement Practices funding opportunity will support the development and implementation of a high-impact community engagement learning practice (Hoy & Johnson, 2013). These types of activities can include both curricular (first-year seminars, capstone courses, global learning, internships, service-learning courses, undergraduate research course, and writing intensive courses) and co-curricular (common intellectual experiences, learning communities) experiences (Longo & Gibson, 2016) that also incorporate an intentional emphasis community-engagement practices—e.g., place, humility, integration, depth, development, reflection, teams, capacity building, impact orientation, evidence, learning, mentors, and sequence (Hoy & Johnson, 2013). Funded projects will support strong reciprocal community-campus partnerships that strengthen student learning, and further support a culture of community engagement within the institution.

  • Project Duration: 6- to 12-months in length as determined by the Project Director(s) during the 3-year funding cycle from July 1, 2019 through May 31, 2022.
  • Funding Amount: up to $2,500 grant award; $750 minimum institutional cash match required (or a minimum of 30% of the grant award amount)
  • Eligibility: Faculty from any discipline and of any rank, community engagement professional(s), and/or graduate students (full- or part-time) from any discipline at any Indiana Campus Compact partner campus
  • Application Timeline: Proposals are accepted once per quarter (in May, August, November and February) on the second Monday of the month. Projects must start at least seven weeks after the application due date, as indicated below. All projects must be completed no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Download the full Request for Proposal for the full application timeline.

Download the High-Impact Community Engagement Practices Request for Proposals

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

The Indiana Campus Compact Strengthening Communities grant supports a wide range of community engagement experiences from episodic place-based projects to regional Indiana-based plunge experiences, to short-term on-going co-curricular community engagement activities, to training and advocacy initiatives addressing systemic community issues. Projects are to be designed in such a way that participants are able to further develop a deeper understanding of civic learning and democratic engagement, including the skills and concepts necessary to implement such activities and develop into future civic leaders and civic minded professionals. Additionally, projects should seek to further the development of high-quality community-campus partnerships where all partners are able to transcend self-interest as a means of seeking mutual benefit and embracing, what Enos and Morton (2003) describe as a “larger definition of community” (p. 25).

  • Project Duration: 2- to 9-months in length as determined by the Project Director(s) during the 3-year funding cycle from July 1, 2019 through May 31, 2022.
  • Funding Amount: up to $1,200 grant award; $360 minimum institutional cash match required (or a minimum of 30% of the grant award amount)
  • Eligibility: Faculty from any discipline and of any rank, community engagement professional(s), and/or undergraduate* or graduate students (full- or part-time) from any discipline, at any Indiana Campus Compact partner campus.

*Undergraduate student applicants are required to have a faculty, community engagement professional, or graduate student co-project director to serve in a support role.

  • Application Timeline: Proposals are accepted once per quarter (in May, August, November and February) on the second Monday of the month. Projects must start at least seven weeks after the application due date, as indicated below. All projects must be completed by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Download the full Request for Proposal for the full application timeline.

Download the Strengthening Communities Request for Proposals

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDENT SUCCESS LEARNING COMMUNITY

The institutional Research and Student Success Learning Community is funding to support research projects that either A) ask questions regarding community engagement initiatives, pedagogies, or programs and their relationship(s) to student success during or after college (e.g., students’ persistence, DFW rates, GPA, graduation rates, alumni outcomes, alumni engagement, etc.) or B) seek to understand and analyze complex data sources in order to generate compelling information that decision makers can use to inform community engagement efforts at your campus (i.e., conduct institutional research projects).

Grant amounts are supported up to $3,800 for a one-year period. Cash match is  $1,140.

Letters of Intent due March 18th. Download the Research and Student Success Learning Community information packet.

Grant Funding

Allowable Grant Costs

Grant funds may only be used on direct expenses associated with the development/implementation of the project. Allowable expenses include:

  • Stipends
    • Community partner staff (or individual community members) stipends/honorary payments as a means of compensation for expertise/knowledge shared, time invested, work/research done, scholarship (traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) co-produced and/or resources used throughout the project.
    • University or college Community Engagement Professionals (professional staff) and faculty stipends as a means of compensation for time invested, work/research done, and/or scholarship (traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) produced.
      • Student stipends, or institutional scholarships, as a means of compensation for work (e.g., peer mentoring, project design and implementation assistance) and/or research done, and/or scholarship (traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) co-produced throughout the project.
    • Marketing and Public Awareness
      • Printing for flyers, publications, etc., only when charges can be tracked to the specific project
      • Advertisements specifically related to project, only when charges can be linked to the specific project (this includes social media boosts and advertisements)
      • Apparel with the Indiana Campus Compact logo included, up to 10% of the requested grant funds
    • Project supplies & equipment
      • Printing and copying, only when charges can be tracked to the specific project
      • Equipment with no more than a 1 year useful life and/or under $100, must be specifically related to the project
      • Books/Publications specifically related to the project activities and when used as project supplies
    • Travel must be specifically related to the project and/or dissemination of scholarly work related to the project and will cover:
      • Registration
      • Accommodations
      • Mileage
      • Vehicle rental
      • Fuel reimbursement
      • Per Diem
    • Hospitality, up to 50% of requested grant funds and will cover
      • Third party pace rental for off-campus facilities
      • Meals for meetings and/or events specifically related to the project
      • Fees for equipment use, where there is commonly a charge for usage

Non-allowable Grant Costs

Grant funds may not be requested for indirect expenses. Non-allowable expenses include:

  • Travel
    • Any registration costs for events hosted by Indiana Campus Compact
  • Project supplies & equipment
    • Equipment with a useful life of more than 1 year and/or over $100, unless otherwise approved by Indiana Campus Compact in writing
    • Computer software, unless otherwise approve by Indiana Campus Compact in writing
    • Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, etc.)
    • Computers/Tablets
    • General office supplies (pens, paper, etc.)
  • Incentives
    • Payments to participants to take part in project activities (gift cards, fuel cards, cash incentives
  • Entertainment
    • Any costs associated with, directly or indirectly, entertainment such as event or show tickets and entrance fees
  • Fundraising
  • Memberships & subscriptions
    • Memberships/subscriptions to any civic or community organization, country club, or social/professional organization
  • Marketing and Public Awareness
    • Apparel over 10% of the requested grant funds
    • Advertisements that cannot be linked to the specific project (this includes social media boost and advertisements)
    • Contact Management Platforms (iContact, Mail Chimp, etc.)

Cash Match

  • Institutions will provide a cash match toward the development or implementation of the project as outlined in each grant application. This must be provided from the institution and not an outside source. Indirect costs and in-kind contributions are not considered a cash match. Appropriate documentation of expenditures must be kept on file and be made available for audit and inspection if required. This documentation must reflect expenditures toward direct project support as described in the budget and narrative of the original proposal. Stipends
  • Stipends for community partner staff (or individual community members), university or college Community Engagement Professionals (professional staff), faculty, and students as a means of compensation for expertise/knowledge shared, time invested, work/research done, scholarship (traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) produced and/or co-produced throughout the project may be used as a cash match.
    • Cash Match minimums are as follows:
      • High-Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEP): $750, 30% of the award amount
      • Strengthening Communities (SC): $360, 30% of the award amount
      • Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement (ACCE): $11,000, 100% of the award amount
      • Faculty Fellows (FF): $1,520, 40% of the award; Senior Faculty Fellow (SFF): $2,500 per year, 50% of the 3 year award
      • Institutional Research & Student Success Learning Community (IRSSLC): $1,140, 30% of the award

Reimbursements

Grants funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis only, no upfront funds will be given. Grantees will need to work with their campus to ensure an institutional account is set up for grant expenditures. Once all reporting requirements have been met, reimbursements will be processed within thirty (30) days.

Grantor Recognition

Any materials (print and/or electronic) produced with grant funds must acknowledge Indiana Campus Compact support and include the Indiana Campus Compact logo. The Indiana Campus Compact Style Guide (exhibit A) will provide parameters for the use of logos, social media tags, etc. Failure to include Indiana Campus Compact on all/any of the referenced outlets will result in a loss of funding.

Deadlines & Submission Process

  • Deadlines

All submissions will adhere to the deadlines set forth in the Request for Proposal. All grant funds must be expended no later than May 31, 2022. Any project ending on May 31, 2022 will be required to submit full final reports no later than June 24, 2022; any report not received by that date will automatically be disqualified for funding reimbursements.

  • Application Process
  • Submission:

All applicants will be expected to submit their full proposal using the grant application portal, which will be available in May 2019. All narratives and budget worksheets are required to be uploaded via pdf, doc, or docx file type.

  • Internal routing

The following partner institutions must route their proposal through the following offices:

  • Indiana University (Bloomington, IUPUI, Kokomo, Northwest, East, South Bend, and Southeast) must route their application through Indiana University’s Contract and Grants office.
  • Purdue University Northwest, Purdue University, and Purdue University Fort Wayne must route their application through Purdue University’s Sponsored Programs office.
  • Ivy Tech campuses (any campus) must route their application through the Ivy Tech Central Indiana’s Grants office

*Please note, although request for proposals for the following campuses must be routed through their central office, we require each Principal Investigator to create their own individual account for submissions. General accounts by Contract and Grants office will not be accepted.

Project Changes

Indiana Campus Compact must be notified in advance of and approve any significant changes in the project scope or budget.

Terms and Conditions

Indiana Campus Compact reserves the right to use your project’s application and/or grant report as an example of successfully funded projects on the website and/or on other print/electronic materials.

Any data and/or results derived from the project shall be the joint property of grantee and Indiana Campus Compact. Neither party will be required to report or account to the other for its use of data and/or results; each shall be free to use data and/or results for any lawful purpose.

By submitting a proposal you are agreeing to the above stated terms and conditions. In addition, you are agreeing to Indiana Campus Compacts Terms of Service, Online Privacy, and Non-Discrimination notices.

Questions

For more information about these grants, please contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu.

  • High-Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEP
  • Strengthening Communities (SC)
  • Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement (ACCE)
  • Faculty Fellows/Senior Faculty Fellow (FF)

For more information about these grants, please contact Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, haweiss {at} iupui(.)edu.

  • Institutional Research & Student Success Learning Community (IRSSLC)

Appendix A Indiana Campus Compact Style Guide

Logo

The Indiana Campus Compact logo must be used on any and all printed and/or electronic materials that result from an Indiana Campus Compact funded project, such as flyers, electronic invitations, event handouts, t-shirts, etc.

You may not alter the logos in any manner.

Download logo here – Indiana Campus Compact logo -red (http://indianacampuscompact.org/indiana-campus-compact-style-guide/)

Publication type materials should include the disclaimer that states “Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Indiana Campus Compact.”

Press Releases

All press releases promoting an Indiana Campus Compact project must include information about the grant and credit Indiana Campus Compact as the funder. Please forward all press releases to Liza Blomquist at eldnewma {at} iupui(.)edu. Press releases must also include the About Indiana Campus Compact paragraph listed below:

About Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) is a partnership of Indiana’s public, private, and community college higher education institutions focused on advocating, implementing, and improving service engagement, so that students graduate as well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities. For more information, please visit www.indianacampuscompact.org.

Social Media

We encourage you to use social media to promote your Indiana Campus Compact funded project; any posts surrounding an ICC funded project must tag Indiana Campus Compact as follows:

  • Facebook – @IndianaCampusCompact
  • Instagram – @incampuscompact
  • Twitter – @INCampusCompact