Applications sought for Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Awards

January 18, 2012

The Office of the Provost is requesting applications for Purdue's Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Grant program.

This grant is designed for faculty members who have demonstrated a strong commitment to and desire to play a leadership role in service-learning. Up to five faculty members will be chosen for this round of grants. Each grant will be $5,000. Grant recipients will work alongside the campus Service Engagement Advisory Board and the Center for Instructional Excellence.

The goals of Purdue's strategic plan include expanding and institutionalizing service-learning into the fabric of academic life at the University. Faculty leadership is the key to achieving this.

The Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Grant program is one of two service-learning programs started on campus -- the other being the Service-Learning Faculty Development Grant program launched in fall 2003. Between the two programs, 131 faculty members, representing all 10 academic colleges and schools, have received grants to date. This continued commitment of resources contributes to the goal of building a cadre of service-learning faculty leaders.

Applicants must submit a completed proposal to CIE, 730 YONG, by Feb. 17. Application instructions and a cover page template can be obtained from

For questions regarding the application or the grant, contact the Center for Instructional Excellence at 49-66422.