2013-2016 Funding Opportunities from Indiana Campus Compact
Applications for the following 2013-2016 grants will be accepted beginning May 15, 2013. Projects funded by these grants can start on July 1, 2013 or after.
The Service Engagement Grant program supports student, professional staff, or faculty projects that establish service engagement as a core component. Service Engagement Grant projects should support reciprocal partnerships between institutions of higher education and the community, strengthen student learning, increase the institutionalization of service-based engaged learning, and enhance the development of students, professional staff, and faculty.
Projects must focus on one of three following areas:
- The Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) – for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency.
- Student Community Service (SCS) – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day).
- Listening to Communities Meetings (LTC) – for campus and community dialogues to develop implementation strategies for an engaged campus and community through reciprocal and sustainable partnerships.
The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships. Awardees will spend 18-months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts.
Indiana Campus Compact will select and sponsor research projects that will broadly examine the deep impact of service engagement and campus and community partnerships. Examples of research projects could include, although not limited to, the following:
- Impact of service engagement programs/activities on student persistence and completion of college and/or student retention to the state of Indiana post-graduation;
- Impact of service engagement on capacity building for nonprofits; or
- Impact of service engagement on workforce and economic development in Indiana.
Other proposed ideas are welcomed. If your abstract is selected as a project Indiana Campus Compact would like to explore further, you will be asked to submit a full proposal.
The Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program is a year-long learning community experience. Selected individuals will serve a one-year term as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from Indiana Campus Compact member campuses. The program serves as a faculty professional development model to support the integration of service learning and community engagement into the three components of faculty development: teaching, research, and service. Click here for more information and the 2013-2014 appliction - Due April 15, 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions: Grants
Q: I just learned about the grant opportunities two weeks ago, may I have an extension?
A: No, the deadline is set up to allow time for processing and reviewing the proposals and notification of funding to be in place before members plan their semesters.
Q: I missed this deadline, may I apply again?
A: Yes, fall rounds are due October 12, 2012.
Q: Are the grants due at 5:00 p.m. or 11:59 p.m.?
A: The grants are due by 11:59 p.m. EST
Q: May I send a PDF without signatures and then follow with a hard copy containing the signatures?
A: In order to meet our record keeping guidelines, we must have a PDF version with signatures sent via e-mail. If you are having trouble, your Sponsored Research/Grants Office or Departmental Secretary should be able to help you.
Q: I just noticed that it says a “cash match” is required. What does that entail?
A: The dollars must be institutional dollars. A cash match ideally should come from your department. If that is not an option, speak with your Sponsored Research/Grants Office. They can help you locate institutional cash match. You may not provide an in-kind match.
Q: Is it okay if I use my salary as cash match?
A: Yes, but only as long as you can provide a letter from your Department Chair or Department Head indicating the percentage of your time that is planned as cash match is being allowed as release time to work on your ICC funded project.
Q: If we’re matching a student employee or a Graduate Assistant that is dedicated to this project, is that cash match?
Q: Are supplies a cash match?
A: No. Supplies are not cash match because it is difficult to prove that they are being used solely for your grant funded project.
Q: Are capital items, such as a computer or office equipment, considered a cash match?
A: Yes, as long as the items are being purchased because of this grant funded project.
Q: I need help finalizing my budget. Can an ICC staff member review my budget before I turn it in?
A: The Sponsored Research/Grants Office typically has someone on staff who can help you on your budget and can serve as your Account Manager.
A: This Fiscal Officer signature should be from the College/University Treasurer or Vice President for Finance. The Account Manager is the person from your Sponsored Research/Grants Office or from your unit who will be overseeing and managing the fiscal aspects of your grant. You may not be your own Account Manager.
Q: I tried to submit my grant to
, but it bounced back saying my file was too large.
A: If your file is too large, you must compress or zip your files. If you aren’t sure how to do this, your campus Grants Office or IT Department will be able to help you.
Q: Do you mind taking a look at my proposal and give me feedback before I “officially” submit?
A: To be fair to all applicants, we cannot pre-review your proposal. Please submit your proposal through the ICC grant intake account so that it can be properly and fairly reviewed.