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Faculty Funding

The Center for Public Service offers support to Tulane faculty interested in community engaged scholarship. CPS had funding to support course development and activities, community engaged research, and conference attendance.

Public Service Course Activity Fund

CPS offers a Course Activity Fund to individual faculty members teaching a service learning course. Faculty teaching service learning courses will have at their disposal $250 per semester to enhance successful outcomes of planned service activities. Faculty will receive reimbursement of their expenses after the submission of receipts. For more information, please contact Bridget Smith.

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WAVES Grant

The WAVES grant is a competitive grant offering up to $500 per course for innovative service learning projects.  Preference is given to classes that offer a transformative service learning experience and that match one of the Center's strategic goals. Please see the RFP for more information and to apply.  Funds are limited. For more information, please contact Bridget Smith.

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Have Coffee on Us!

CPS provides a $10 gift card toward a mid-semester meeting between individual Service Learning instructors and their community partners. Getting together to discuss successes, challenges and to review plans toward the successful completion of a semester-long service learning partnership often improves outcomes. For more information, please contact Bridget Smith.

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Upper-Level Course Development Grant

The Upper-Level Course Development Grant supports the creation of service-learning courses designed to serve students at the upper course levels (3000-6000). For more information, please contact Bridget Smith.

  • Spring Semester Deadline: October 1st of previous semester
  • Fall Semester Deadline: March 1st of previous semester

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The Felson Public Service Course Development Grant

This grant competition supports the development of service-learning courses designed to serve students at the upper level (3000 and above) in various disciplines and promotes faculty innovation in service learning. This grant is made possible by the generosity of the Felson Family. For more information, please contact Bridget Smith.

  • Spring Semester Deadline: October 1st of previous semester
  • Fall Semester Deadline: March 1st of previous semester

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Community Engaged Research

CPS defines community engaged research as collaborative, change-oriented research that engages faculty members, students, and community members in projects that address community needs. CPS facilitates workshops, seminars, courses and actual research on the topic as well as distributes $20,000 in CER funds and $7,500 Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) funds each year. For more information, please contact Amanda Buberger.

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