Funding

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows serve for up to two years, receive a stipend of up to $4,200, are mentored in the development of their service-learning scholarship and serve leadership roles on campus in promoting service-learning.

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Travel Grants

Faculty members who are successful in having their service-learning research accepted for presentation at professional conferences may apply for up to $1,000 per conference to present their work.

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Partnership Awards Program

Faculty members who are initiating or deepening relationships with off-campus community members/organizations to support high- quality service-learning courses are eligible to apply for up to $2,500 in two funding categories—New Partnership Funding and Established Partnership Funding.

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Project Small Grants

Instructors who are teaching service-learning classes may apply to receive mini-grants of up to $750 to support their use of service-learning pedagogy.

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Council for Community Engagement Grants

One-year seed grants up to $20,000 are available to support interdisciplinary projects that will enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community and will contribute to the research and teaching within VCU units.

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Adjunct Faculty Support

Financial support is provided to VCU adjunct faculty members who are interested in participating in either the Service-Learning Institute or the Spring Workshop.

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CEnR Pipeline to Proposal Funding

In order to support VCU faculty’s conduct of community-engaged research (CEnR), the VCU Council for Community Engagement and the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research have jointly funded a pipeline to support high-quality, high-impact CEnR, from community partnership development to pilot project implementation.

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VCU Office of Research and Innovation

Visit VCU Office of Research and Innovation for information on internal and external funding resources for community-engaged research projects.

Additional Funding Resources

Writing a Grant Proposal