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Funding Opportunities for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship

COVID-19 UPDATE

Community-Engaged funding is available through two programs: Support Funds & Grant Awards

We have adapted Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship (CELS) funding opportunities and procedural structures to support your collaborative work and scholarship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a summary of funding opportunities, please take a look at our flyer!

All applications for IN-PERSON projects are suspended until further notice from Loyola. We are anxious to continue supporting community-based engagement when it becomes safe for our communities to do so.

Applications for VIRTUAL projects, not requiring face-to-face interaction, will be accepted. Please include specific details about the virtual aspects of the project. All projects should continue to comply with current university guidelines for Loyola-affiliated work with the community.

Award recipients will be required to provide timeline and expenditure updates and submit a final report.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please reach out to our team at CELS@loyola.edu.

SUPPORT FUNDS PROGRAM

Approximately $4,500 is available for this academic year for financial assistance through our Support Fund program, which our CELS team approves.  We have resumed reviewing applications to support current Fall semester activities as well as proposed activities for Spring 2021.

Application deadlines are currently rolling - apply here!

DEVELOPMENT FUNDS 

What?  Support fees for conferences, trainings, or other experiences to learn about community-engaged learning and scholarship.
Who?  Available to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, administrators, staff, and their community partners. 
Amount?  Maximum award: $500.

PROJECT FUNDS

What?  Support expenses to develop, mobilize, and implement joint community workshops and collaborative service project activities.
Who?  Available to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, administrators, staff, and their community partners.
Amount?  Maximum award: $500.

COURSE OPERATING FUNDS

What?  Support expenses to enhance service-learning and community-engaged learning courses or develop service component modules with courses.  
Who?  Available to faculty members and their community partners.
Amount?  Maximum award: $200 for Service-Learning designated courses; $100 for Community-Engaged courses.

GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM

Approximately $6,000 is available for CELS Mini-Grant Awards, which our Loyola Committee on Engaged Scholarship (CoES) approves. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2021.

Apply here!

CAMPUS-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN KNOWLEDGE MINI-GRANTS

What?  Fund speakers, events, workshops, and service events held on or off campus and inclusive of Loyola and Baltimore communities, especially those served by the York Road Initiative.
Who?  Available to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and their community partners.  
Amount?  Maximum award: $500

ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP MINI-GRANTS

What?  Fund expenses related to implementing community-engaged projects/scholarly endeavors or presenting community-engaged scholarship at conferences.
Who?  Available to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and their community partners. 
Amount?  Maximum award: $1,000

KOLVENBACH GRANT PROGRAM

What?  Fund projects that are consistent with the faith and justice goals enunciated by Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach in his 2000 speech “The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.”
Who?  Available to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, administrators, and staff.
Amount?  Maximum award: $8,000
Apply here by the 2nd Friday in February