Engaged Scholarship Grants Program
Category 2: Project Implementation Grants APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME
Implementation Grants are awarded on a rolling, first-come-first-served
basis each year to support expenses associated with carrying out a
service-learning course or community-based participatory research
project. Faculty members or students (with a letter of faculty
support) may apply for funding of up to $300.
|Grant Category||Who may apply?||Maximum Amt. Awarded||Deadline(s)||Maximum times |
|Total Awarded Per Year|
|Project Implementation Grants||Faculty members or Students (with faculty support)||$300|| Rolling (allow at least three weeks for review)||Three times per course/project/initiative||10-12|
Examples of permissible expenses might include:
- Cost of specific materials, supplies, and resources necessary for completing a service-learning project;
- Transportation costs for students to travel to a community site, or
for community partners to travel to campus to meet with students and/or
faculty (please note our guidelines regarding student transportation –
we can NOT fund individual student mileage, and you must follow risk
management guidelines related to field trips);
- Costs associated with evaluating or assessing the community project.
note that we cannot make any payments directly to students for
reimbursement, mileage, or any other expense. All expenses should be
processed directly between the university and the vendor. In
addition, project implementation grants may not include any
compensation/salary. If awarded a Project Implementation Grant, the CUPS Office
will provide the faculty member with a
chartsring to use in creating and filing an expense report. All
reimbursed expenses are subject to the university-wide Peoplesoft
guidelines. The Peoplesoft travel and expense report manual can be found here.
Implementation grants may be awarded a
maximum of THREE TIMES for any given course or research project.
After that point, we expect faculty members to seek and secure
institutionalized funding through their department, school, or college.
Budget / Reporting Requirements:
- Faculty members must
obtain the support and cooperation of the budget manager within their
department to process grant-related expenses;
- A brief report of activities and expenses must be submitted to the CUPS Office.
Application Process and Requirements:
Faculty members, or students, should submit a brief narrative (less than one page) and
a detailed budget to the CUPS Office.
- The project narrative should include information about the identified
community partner, and an explanation of benefits to all participants
(students and community) resulting from the project.
- Student applicants are required to obtain a note of support from a faculty member.
- Please indicate whether, and how, your proposal aligns with one of our special funding categories.
Proposals are reviewed by CUPS Staff; applicants must allow at least
three weeks for proposals to be reviewed before expenses are required
(we will NOT fund previously expensed items).