Students – Academic Year Grants

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED LEARNING GRANTS (supported by the Arthur Crafts and Helen A. Papaioanou Funds) provide resources for students who design an academically-related community-engaged learning project and are intended to cover incidentals such as supplies, fees, or research expenses.  Awards are competitive, are granted without regard to financial need, and are available to students in all disciplines and classes. Funding up to $150 for qualified individuals and up to $300 for a group of students is available.  For more information, contact Sam Boss at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
DEADLINE: Rolling (reviewed every two weeks)

VOLUNTEER SERVICE GRANTS provide funding for volunteer service projects.  Individuals can apply for up to $150.  Groups can apply for up to $300.  For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
DEADLINE: Rolling (reviewed every two weeks)

COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide federal work-study funds for academic-year community-engaged work with local non-profit agencies.  Students can apply for jobs already listed for local organizations.  Students may also work as literacy or math tutors in the local schools through the AMERICA READS/AMERICA COUNTS program.  Students MUST qualify for federal work-study funds.  Compensation is at a rate of $8.25/hour.  Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings.   For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.  Click here to download a community work-study application or click here to download an America Reads/America Counts application.
DEADLINE: Rolling, but most positions are filled soon after the start of the semester

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS provide funding, mentoring, and peer reflection for student projects that advance public needs, as articulated in dialogue with community partners, through significant academic research. CER Fellows receive a stipend of $400 for the semester. Equally important, they take part in a non-credit Fellows’ Seminar, being led this year by Darby Ray and Sam Boss, which exposes them to the history, methods, and ethics of community-engaged research across different disciplines, engages them in thinking about the distinctive values and challenges of community-engaged research, and offers them an interdisciplinary peer community for sharing their work. The Seminar meets on a biweekly basis during Winter Term, usually over lunch or dinner. For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or check back in the fall to download an application.
DEADLINE: The application deadline for 2015 has passed.

STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) FELLOWSHIPS engage a team of 6-10 students in intensive community-engaged work during the College’s five-week spring Short Term. STA/RT Fellows are chosen from a competitive applicant pool to work both independently and as a group to undertake time-sensitive projects identified as priorities by community partners. Bringing diverse research skills to bear on a range of projects, including data analysis, program evaluation, and program design, Fellows work 20 hours per week and earn a stipend of $400. They work closely with their community partners and are advised by Harward Center staff. For more information, please contact Sam Boss at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or check back in January to download an application.
DEADLINE: The application deadline for 2016 has passed.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS provide funds to help students with travel expenses related to their volunteer or community-engaged learning project.  Funding up to $100 for qualified students and up to $300 for a group of students is available.  For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
DEADLINE: Rolling (reviewed every two weeks)