The Community Engagement Fund is intended to support faculty in Wilkinson College with collaborative, action-based, service learning in community partnerships. This grant is intended to fund those proposals which have a high potential for enhancing and significantly contributing to the University’s service mission, particularly for the citizens of Southern California. This fund may support activities of a primary applicant, or projects which involve other faculty, staff, and students (students must be under the supervision of a faculty member).
Community Engagement, within this fund, is defined as the new application of faculty skills within a community or organization, programs that apply or interpret research results to a local or general population, and/or development of new or existing projects on subjects relating to state need, and which may encourage service learning projects. Applicants must demonstrate an established relationship with palpable results. Seed funding is available for thoroughly designed projects with demonstrable results.
Funding from this program is intended to encourage development of additional support for future projects. The Community Engagement Fund will support requests up to $5,000. A final report is required upon close of funding period.
Submission Deadline: Accepting Applications after June 15, 2015 through April 15, 2016
Funding Period: June 2015 – May 2016
Applications require 2-3 weeks for processing.
- Wilkinson College full-time faculty
- Established relationship with external group or a thoroughly designed seed-project with demonstrable results.
- IRB Approval if applicable
The Community Engagement Fund may cover:
- Professional Services/Honorarium
- Student Researchers
- Materials & Supplies
To apply for the Community Engagement Fund, first download application instructions, then submit the following forms:
Faculty will be responsible for completing Expense Reports, Purchase Requisitions, Non-Payment PPOs or Catering Orders for reimbursement/payment relating to all internally funded proposals. In addition, awarded faculty must submit a report within 30 days of project completion or by May 15, whichever comes first. Reports are located in the box on the left of the screen titled Important Forms.
Faculty should submit application to:
Taryn Stroop, Grants and Research Analyst
Roosevelt Hall 115