Funding available to create or enhance courses
In partnership with the Office of Service Learning
Applications invited for 2020-2021
The Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE) Course Enhancement Grant seeks to expand the college’s opportunities as part of a broader implementation of the EHE vision. We are committed to offering the students in our college an unparalleled academic experience that equips them to serve both local and national communities with dignity and integrity.
Specifically, this program invites faculty and staff to create or enhance courses in areas that align with the EHE Community Pillars and reflect a commitment to diversity and equity, while also facilitating student engagement and learning alongside persons in local and global communities.
The Community Pillars are: early childhood, urban and rural education, health and economic vitality, STEAM education, and internationalization and global engagement.
EDGE is partnering with Ohio State’s Office of Service Learning, and recipients are eligible for funding from both that office and EDGE.
The Award Program
Ohio State’s Office of Service Learning provides up to $4,000 to create a service-learning course. To be eligible for the EDGE grant, applicants must apply for the Ohio State grant, due in February 2020. Then, applicants must submit that same application to EDGE, plus the EDGE supplemental document.
Applicants who are awarded the Ohio State service-learning grant will be eligible for additional funding up to $1,200 from EDGE upon completion of the course, to support sustainability of the course.
Applicants not awarded the Ohio State funds are eligible for a grant up to $2,500 from EDGE to create and implement a service-learning course. These same applicants are then eligible for additional funding up to $1,200 from EDGE upon completion of the course, to support sustainability of the course.
The EDGE Service-Learning and Community Enhancement course foci must align with at least one EHE Community Pillar, and it must include participation in a service learning and/or community engagement project within a community context as a significant component of the curriculum. Applications should follow the guidelines for the Office of Service Learning Grant and be submitted to both the Office of Service Learning and EDGE to be eligible for EDGE funding.
The steps in the applications process are:
- Submit full application directly to the Office of Service Learning
- Submit the full Office of Service Learning application to EDGE
- Submit the EDGE Supplemental Survey to EDGE
- Grant application due February 4, 2020, to the Office of Service Learning
- Grant application due February 7, 2020, to EDGE
- Panel review and grant award decisions in April 2020
- Target implementation: 2020-2021 academic year
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