FACULTY DISCRETIONARY GRANTS are offered to faculty in amounts up to $1000 to support community-engaged learning activities in existing courses. Discretionary grants may also be used as seed funding for the planning and development of larger community-engaged grants such as the Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects. Grants can enhance community-engaged learning, community-engaged research, and community engagement activities in the curriculum through the support of new materials, transportation, honoraria, and the like. Faculty may apply for one grant per semester per course. Funds are limited, and so we encourage faculty to apply prior to, or as early as possible in, the semester. For more information, contact Holly Lasagna at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
HARWARD CENTER GRANTS FOR PUBLICLY ENGAGED ACADEMIC PROJECTS are intended to support a wide array of publicly-engaged academic projects. These may include (but are not limited to) community-engaged research, public scholarship and non-scholarly writing, curriculum and course development, the development or deepening of community partnerships, and public art and cultural projects. We invite proposals not only for local partnerships and projects, but also for regional, state-wide, intercultural, national, and transnational initiatives that need have no immediate link to our local community. Along with projects that extend student learning and undergraduate research, we invite proposals for research, creative, and communicative work that do not involve Bates undergraduates. Grants are open to all intellectual and artistic fields. They are meant to encourage both existing work by community-engaged learning “veterans” and new areas of public work by Bates faculty and staff. For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
DEADLINE: February 11, 2013
PROGRAM, DEPARTMENTAL OR GEC (or P-DoG) GRANTS support departments, programs, GECs, or interdisciplinary faculty teams in developing curricula, courses, ongoing partnerships, training, or other resources that institutionalize community engagement opportunities within or across departments, programs, or General Education Concentrations. P-DoG awards will not typically exceed $5,000. Grantees will be able, upon completion of the funded activities, to access an “Act II” grant of up to 50% of the original grant, to sustain their activities. P-DoG grants are awarded on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines or set timetables for proposals or funded activities. For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.