Social Concerns Community Impact Grants

The Center for Social Concerns seeks to advance its mission by awarding Community Impact Grants to Notre Dame faculty, students, staff, and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching, and learning (CERTL) that enacts the values of Catholic social tradition, especially human dignity, solidarity with marginalized people, and the common good. Grant proposals should be collaborative among campus and community partners and advance academic and community engagement with a social impact outcome.

While the Community Impact Grants application identifies several specific pathways in the categories of Community-Engaged Research, Community-Engaged Teaching, and Community-Engaged Learning, we also welcome creativity in proposals that consider options beyond these paths. The Center for Social Concerns values projects that have long-term sustainability and impact with collaboration across stakeholders.

We encourage projects that align with our enduring commitment to research in 1) Social Justice and Catholic Social Tradition, 2) Poverty and Community Development, and 3) Engagement in Higher Education. We also highlight special social concerns each year and encourage projects that align with our annual Catholic social tradition theme.

Community Impact Grant proposals are reviewed once in the fall and once in the spring. For more information on the three Community Impact Grants tracks, click on the links in the sidebar.