Funding Opportunities

The Center for Service Learning & Leadership publicizes a variety of funding opportunities from both internal and external sources. Many of the external funding opportunities are funded by Indiana Campus Compact and provide support to faculty, staff and students to plan and implement a variety of service learning and engagement projects.

Contact Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, to apply for any of the opportunities listed below.

Funding for Faculty

Several funding opportunities are available to faculty to support various service learning and engagement activities. Below is an overview of each opportunity.

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grants (SE Grants)

The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grant program supports 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.

The Service Engagement Grant available to faculty is in the following area:

  • The Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) – for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency. Funding amounts for the Scholarship of Engagement Grants are up to $2,250 with an institutional cash match of $750 for a total grant of $3,000.

To apply for the Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) Service Engagement Grant please download the Service Engagement Grants Application.

Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Program (FF)

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.

Application for the 2013-2014 Faculty Fellows Program are no long being accepted. Please check back for information on the 2014-2015 Faculty Fellows Program.

Indiana Campus Compact Sponsored Research for Service Engagement (SRSE)

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.

Funding amounts for the Sponsored Research for Service Engagement Grants are up to $3,750 with an institutional cash match of $1,250 for a total grant of $5,000.

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.

Please contact Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, to apply for this funding opportunity.

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Funding for Departments

Several funding opportunities are available to university departments to support various service learning and engagement activities. Below is an overview of each opportunity.

Indiana Campus Compact Engaged Department Grant

The Indiana Campus Compact Engaged Department Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, specifically individual campus departments. These funds aim to develop and/or strengthen the departments 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.

Funding amounts for the Engaged Department Grants is up to $3,500 with an institutional cash match of $1,500 for a total grant of $5,000.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due the 15th of each month.  All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date.  No proposals will be accepted after October 15, 2014.

Please contact Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, to apply for this funding opportunity.

Indiana Campus Compact Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant

The Indiana Campus Compact Engaged Department Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, specifically between departments within Academic and Student Affairs. 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.

Funding amounts for the Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grants is up to $5,000 with an institutional cash match of $2,000 for a total grant of $7,000.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due the 15th of each month.  All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date.  No proposals will be accepted after October 15, 2014.

Please contact Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, to apply for this funding opportunity.

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grants (SE Grants)

The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grant program supports department or institutional 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.

The Service Engagement Grant available to departments is in the following area:

  • 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. Funding amounts for the Listening to Community Meeting Grants are up to $2,000 with an institutional cash match of $500 for a total grant of $2.500.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due the 15th of each month.  All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date.

To apply for the Listening to Communities Meetings (LTC) Service Engagement Grant please download the Service Engagement Grant Request for Proposal.

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Funding for Students

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Grants (SE Grants)

The Indiana Campus Compact Student Community Service (SCS) Grant supports student projects (group or individual projects) with the community, such as plunge experiences  or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day).
Funding amounts for the Student Community Service Grants are up to $1,000 with an institutional cash match of $250 for a total grant of $1,250.
Projects must impact the residents of Indiana and cannot fund service projects that take place in other states.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due the 15th of each month.  All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the project start date.

To apply for the Student Community Service (SCS) Service Engagement Grant please contact Laura Weaver, service learning coordinator, at laweaver@pnc.edu. Applications must be submitted to the Center for Service Learning & Leadership via Laura Weaver prior to being forwarded to the funder.

Download a preview of the 2013-2014 Student Community Service Grant Application.

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