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Course Support Grants

Faculty needing to offset costs in their community-based learning (CBL) course may submit a Course Support Grant application. Some examples of previously approved small grants include funding for transportation for class study trips, honorarium for community speakers and workshops, and course materials. 

We do try to cover the costs for transportation for a class study trip if we can, but this can be quite expensive and our funds are limited. Community-Based Learning Fellows will be given preference, but other faculty will be supported as funding allows. In the past, course support grants have ranged from $50 to $2000. However, the typical grant is approximately $450. The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) evaluates requests with the following goals in mind:

  • Encouraging CBL across a wide variety of disciplines
  • Eliminating financial barriers for students in CBL classes
  • Spreading CBL opportunities to as many students as possible

Priority will be given to fall 2017 applications submitted by Friday, September 29th and spring 2018 applications submitted by Friday, February 9th.  Also, please note that requests for transportation should be submitted at least two weeks prior to your trip date.  While transportation is never guaranteed, submitting a request at least two weeks before your trip will increase the chances of securing a van, shuttle, or bus. 

The CCE aims to co-sponsor CBL projects with other campus organizations when possible.

The application for course support grants can be found here:  

Please contact Cody Fleeger with questions.

Transportation for Field Trips

Are you planning to use a course support grant for transportation for a class field trip? Contact Program Coordinator Cody Fleeger to get started.

Questions About CBL?

Contact Terry Dolson, community-based learning manager, with questions about CBL courses, fellowships, and research opportunities.
(804) 484-1607

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