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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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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 $500 to the faculty and $500 to your community partner. Deadline to apply is October 1st or March 1st for following semester.

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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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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 $10,000 in Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) funds and $10,000 in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) funds each year.

Applications for the 2021 CEnR grant are available here (if the application form doesn't open when you click on the link, sign in to WaveSync using your Tulane login and click on the link again or look for the form titled "2021Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant -Request for Proposals" under the Center for Public Service). Applications are due by midnight CST on Friday, February 26, 2021. RFP in pdf format available here. For more information on the CEnR grant, please contact Myriam Huet.

For more information on the CBPR grant, please contact Amanda Buberger.

Have Coffee on Us! - Suspended for Fall 2020

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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