Grants and Awards

In order to support engaged learning and research at the University, the Center for Social Concerns gives the following annual awards and grants: 

The Ganey Faculty Community-Based Research Award has been presented to a regular faculty member who has completed at least one research project that addresses a need within South Bend or the surrounding area.

The Community-Based Research Seed Grant is a $7,000 grant given to support joint faculty-student-community research partnerships addressing a need articulated by the community organization. This grant may support the planning and development of new projects, the expansion of existing ones, or the evaluation of on-going or previously completed projects. 

Course Development Grants up to $2,500 are given to fund the design of a new course or a major redesign of an existing course. They are a special initiative for faculty interested in incorporating social concerns into their courses through community-based learning. Community-based learning integrates student direct service or other forms of civic engagement, such as research for non-profit organizations, into academic courses.


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Upcoming Events

April 2021

Application Deadline | McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

May 2021

Labor Café | The Paid Leave Priority
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

June 2021

July 2021

Just Wage Forum 2021 | Series Conclusion (Virtual)
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

September 2021