OLSL announces RFP for Community-Based Research Grants

The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, Undergraduate Research, and The Graduate School are pleased to offer grants supporting community-based research teams of faculty and students. The community-based research (CBR) initiation grant supports proposals that represent collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams. Projects should advance the development of community partner capacity, student learning through the high impact practice of undergraduate research, and facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to community-identified needs.

The goal of this community-based research grant is to support the agenda of each team member while simultaneously grounding the process in mutual development of all three entities. We seek projects that demonstrate community-engagement, as defined as “activities that are undertaken with community members in a context of reciprocal partnership.” Preference will be given to those proposals that:

(1) exemplify collaborative, reciprocal processes that recognize, respect, and value the knowledge, perspective, and resources shared among partners
(2) serve a public purpose (as identified by the community member), builds the capacity of each of the individuals, groups, and organizations involved to understand and collaboratively address issues of public concern

Proposals are due by May 19th at midnight. Please contact Dr. Kristin Moretto, Assistant Director for Service-learning, (knmorett@uncg.edu) for more information.

For more information, and to obtain the RFP, please visit: http://olsl.uncg.edu/community-scholarship/cbr-grants/