Faculty Funding Opportunities

The following internal and external sources of funding may be able to financial support your community engagement work. 

Internal Opportunities

Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence Grants. The CSCE offers a variety of grants that encourage a creative approach to research on the part of faculty and staff at Grand Valley. View their list of grants for up-to-date information about these opportunities.

Internship Mini-Grant. The Career Center awards funding designed to help create, expand, or enhance internship or practicum initiatives in any given department at GVSU. Previous recipients of the IMG have used this funding to create informative and interactive websites, build employer connections within the community, and organize internship panels/recruitment events for their academic areas.

Pew FTLC Grants. Pew FTLC offers a number of grants each year to support excellence in faculty teaching and learning at Grand Valley. View their list of grants for up-to-date information about these opportunities.

CLAS Research Cluster Grants. CLAS and CSCE will co-fund grants of up to $5000 annually for projects in each research cluster. Successful applications will request funding for projects focusing on one of the five Research Clusters (Borders, Brain, Health, Urban, and Water) and will involve students, include participation of faculty from 3 or more disciplines (sciences, humanities, and social sciences), demonstrate how collaborative effort will help solve the question/problem under investigation in a way that individual effort is less likely to do so, include plans for dissemination of results internally (e.g. faculty research colloquium, SSD) and externally (e.g. conferences, publications, and use the grant as seed money to help with seeking external grant funding for the project. Special consideration is given to funding requests for projects that include a community engagement component.

Sustainability Reinvestment Fund. The Reinvestment Fund has been established through the contributions of various departments and auxiliaries including: Finance and Administration, Campus Dining, UBS, Student Senate, and the Sustainable Community Development Initiative. Faculty and students will have access to grants for sustainable development projects both on campus and in the community. The goal of the fund is to support projects that can be replicated across the university, working in support of GVSU's goal of becoming a national leader in sustainable practice.


External Opportunities

Association of American Colleges & Universities: Bringing Theory to Practice. Seminar, program development, and demonstration site grants to build capacity for engaged learning, civic engagement, and civic development.

Michigan Campus Compact. Michigan Campus Compact offers grant opportunities to member campuses to support community service, service-learning, civic engagement and campus-community partnerships. 

National Resources for Service-Learning and Community-Campus Partnerships. Assembled by the University of Washington, this list includes organizations that provide funding for service-learning.

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