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 currently 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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Community-Engaged Conference Fund

Limited funding is available for conference costs related to faculty professional development activities involving community-engaged scholarship. (No travel requests will be supported this year.) Preference is given to faculty accepted to present at an academic conference, but all are welcome to apply.

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Service Learning in TIDES/COLQ Course Development Grants

Grants are available for TIDES or COLQ courses (new or existing) that integrate a service learning component with the course. Course also must independently be approved by the TIDES office. The grant offers $1000 to the faculty and $1000 to your community partner. Deadline to apply is October 1st or March 1st for following semester.

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Service Learning Course Development Grant

The Service Learning Course Development Grant supports the creation of service-learning courses that fulfill either Tier 1 or Tier 2 of the requirement. 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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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 Grants

Deadline: Thursday, October 27, 2022, by 11:59pm

The Center for Public Service (CPS) is accepting applications for two Faculty Community-Engaged Grants: the Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant with an award of up to $10,000 and the inaugural Faculty Community-Engaged Project Grant, a non-research focused grant with an award of up to $6,000.

OVERVIEW

Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

CPS understands community engagement as defined by relationships between those in the university and those outside the university that are grounded in the qualities of reciprocity, mutual respect, shared authority and co-creation of goals and outcomes. Such relationships are by their very nature transdisciplinary (knowledge transcending the disciplines and the college or university) and asset-based (where the strengths, skills, and knowledge of those in the community are validated and legitimized). They are also based on equity and social justice, which are central in the Center’s values and work. Support for this area of scholarship is consistent with the Center’s mission to build “collaborative partnerships and programs that promote empowerment, understanding, civility and justice in our communities.” Community partners may be nonprofit organizations, government offices, schools, faith-based organizations, hospitals, and for-profit businesses when the project is demonstrated to benefit the public and broader communities.

All regular faculty (including tenure-track and tenured, but not visiting), medical and clinical faculty, Professors of Practice, and administrative faculty are eligible to apply.

Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant--up to $10,000

This grant funds research that engages community partners in reciprocal relationships to co-produce knowledge, resulting in public value and recognizable scholarly impacts in the field(s) of inquiry.

Please find the RFP in pdf format here.

Submit your application online here.

Note: if the application form doesn’t open when you click on the link, sign in to WaveSync first using your Tulane login and click on the link again or look for the form titled “2023 Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant - Request for Proposals” under the Center for Public Service.

 

Faculty Community-Engaged Project Grant--up to $6,000

This grant funds work that engages community partners in reciprocal relationships to enhance communities’ well-being and, more broadly, the public good. It is geared towards non-research-based work that occurs in the context of reciprocal collaboration with community partners and helps them advance their mission. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome, including creative work.

Please find the RFP in pdf format here.

Submit your application online here.

Note: if the application form doesn’t open when you click on the link, sign in to WaveSync first using your Tulane login and click on the link again or look for the form titled “2023 Faculty Community-Engaged Project Grant - Request for Proposals” under the Center for Public Service.

 

For any questions about either grant, please contact Myriam Huet at mhuet@tulane.edu.