Upcoming Opportunities and Events
Several funding opportunities are available for SXU Faculty:
- CBL Course Development Grant
- Professional Development Funding for CBL
- CBL Mini-Grant for Project Expenses
- Mini-Grant for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research
The Community-Based Learning Course Development Grants program supports the development of innovative courses involving teaching and learning methods that foster active and hands-on student participation with the local community and foster student-faculty interaction. Examples of community-based learning (CBL) include service-learning, internships, student teaching and clinical experiences.
Grant funds may be requested to develop a new community-based learning undergraduate course or to integrate a new community-based learning component into an existing undergraduate course. Faculty are not yet expected to have a fully developed CBL course proposal at this point, but rather to propose an idea for a CBL course and to express a commitment to participating in a structured CBL course development process during spring semester 2013.
Funding amount: A team of two faculty members will split a $1,500 stipend or an individual faculty member will receive a $1,000 stipend.
Applications are due by Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 4 p.m.
Read the full Grant Guidelines.
Download the Grant application.
The Title III Office has limited funds available to support faculty professional development in Community-Based Learning (CBL). CBL courses blend academic learning with practice outside the classroom, ordinarily in off-campus settings, and are mutually beneficial to community partner organizations and SXU students. Examples include service-learning, internships, clinical experiences and student teaching.
Funding is available for professional development activities occurring before August 1, 2013. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, conferences, workshops and webinars. For a list of suggested activities, please see the document below.
Initial Application Deadline is November 28, 2012. After that date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
View the Guidelines and Application.
View a list of suggested professional development events for CBL. (Please note that you may also propose opportunities that are not included in this list.)
The Title III Office is offering mini-grants of up to $500 to support project expenses incurred in the implementation of Community-Based Learning courses during the 2012-13 Academic Year. Mini-grant funds may be requested to support existing courses or to implement new courses.
The application cycle is currently closed. If you find that you need funding for project expenses associated with a CBL course, please contact Sara Mehta.
Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Mini-Grants support inquiry-based projects that incorporate active involvement of undergraduate students in their implementation. The undergraduate researcher's work may contribute to outcomes including, but not limited to, individual or collaborative analytical writing, oral presentation, small analytical products, works of visual art, compilations of scholarship, exhibits, musical compositions, plays, performance, public scholarship, and/or peer-reviewed publication.
Grant funds of up to $2,000 may be requested to support current projects or to develop and implement new projects. Project expenses must be incurred before August 1, 2013.
Grant applications are due Wednesday November 28 by 4 p.m., and funding decisions will be announced by December 14.
Read the full Grant Guidelines.
Download the Grant Application.