Faculty Grants

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.
DEADLINE: Rolling (reviewed every two weeks)

HARWARD CENTER GRANTS FOR PUBLICLY ENGAGED ACADEMIC PROJECTS are intended to support the development and implementation of publicly-engaged academic initiatives with strong potential for sustained and noteworthy impact on teaching, learning, scholarship, and/or the arts. Preference will be given to work that is grounded in collaboration between campus and community and whose academic and civic benefits are significant and sustained. Proposals are invited not only for local, but also for regional, state-wide, intercultural, national, and transnational projects and partnerships. We are mindful that different projects entail different types of public work; we invite proposals with diverse partners, geographies, issues, disciplines, and goals. Grants are open to all intellectual and artistic fields.  PEAPs are open to all Bates faculty (both tenure-track and non-tenure-track) and all staff working on educational, creative, and scholarly projects.  Faculty and staff may apply individually or in project teams. Students may participate as members of project teams, but the Principal Investigator(s) must belong to the College faculty or staff. Proposals developed with strong community participation are especially encouraged.  For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
DEADLINES: 4:30pm on October 20, 2014, February 9, 2015 and June 15, 2015

PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT, OFFICE or GEC (or P-DOG) GRANTS support departments, programs, offices, 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, offices, 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.