Service-Learning Grants

To support development of service-learning courses and community partnerships resulting in transformational experiences for students.

Service-learning travel grants for students have not yet been reauthorized. Please continue to watch this space as we hope to make them available again when this situation changes.

Grants are awarded through the Center for Internships & Community Engagement and funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office Call to Service InitiativePDF File Opens in new window and/or the Student Success InitiativeOpens in new window .

Add Service-Learning to a Course

up to $3,000

For faculty and lecturers seeking to adopt service-learning pedagogy and integrate a service-learning component into a course. Grant recipients will modify the curriculum of an established course or create a new course to include a required service-learning component. 

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SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

up to $3,000

Faculty will strengthen a partnership between the University and the community through a collaboratively-conceived, course-related service-learning project that targets an unmet community need. Must result in an implemented project within the one-year grant period.

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Assessment/Scholarship of Service-Learning

up to $2,000

Supports research or scholarship about service-learning. Example of projects include an assessment of the impact of a CSUF service-learning course or development of a manuscript for a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or book chapter about service-learning pedagogy. Assessment project or manuscript must be complete by the end of the grant period (December 30, 2020). 

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fACULTY Conference Travel

up to $500 for faculty/$1,000 per student co-presenter

Support for faculty or lecturers who will attend a professional or academic conference specifically to gain additional knowledge of service-learning pedagogy and/or to present (with or without student co-presenters) about service-learning scholarship or practice.

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faculty INTERNATIONAL Service-Learning Pre-Travel

up to 80% of state-allowed expenses (max $2,000; max one award per faculty)

Support for faculty travel to establish service-learning partnerships and conduct prepatory coordination. Grant provides partial support for programmatic travel costs linked to U.S. or international service-learning courses.

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