CCEL Civic Engagement Mini Grants
The Center for Civic Engagement & Learning provides project mini-grants, up to $200, to support CWRU civic engagement projects for the academic year. These mini-grants are designated for projects and activities that promote principles of civic engagement and actively engage students, staff, faculty, and/or community members. Mini-grants may cover materials, supplies and/or transportation costs that are essential to the goals of the service project or program. Learn more about the mini-grants and application process.
Additional Funding Sources
Social Justice Institute Fellowships
The Social Justice Institute (SJI) has funded Social Justice Fellowships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Applicants have the opportunity to carry out research or projects related to social justice, which can be in any discipline. For additional information and to see if they currently have an open call for applications, visit the SJI Fellowships webpage.
Social Justice Conference Scholarships
The Social Justice Institute has a scholarship fund to help CWRU students attend conferences that will enhance their educational, professional, and personal development in social justice. The scholarships (of up to $500 each) can be used to assist with travel, registration fees, lodging or other approved expenses. Limited funds are available; if you are interested in attending a conference, they recommend you complete an application as soon as possible at the start of the academic year. Contact Lisa Kollins (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Social Justice Institute to request the online application link.
The Foundation Center
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy. The center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs. Visit their website to learn more about grant-seeking and funding information.
The goal of the SOURCE office at Case Western Reserve University is to assist and prepare students to engage in research and creative endeavors. Visit their website to learn about current funding opportunities.
National Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. The coalition posts national grants and fellowships opportunities as well as awards in the community service field.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Applications are normally due by mid-January. Visit their webpage to learn more.
Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies
The Schubert Center for Child Studies is now accepting applications for the Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies program. This program supports undergraduate student research in the areas of childhood and adolescence. Undergraduate students may apply for between $200 and $1000 to cover the costs associated with their research. Costs can include research-related travel, conference attendance, and research-related supplies. The research can be for a capstone, poster presentation, or other CWRU related projects. Projects must have a focus on child well-being and include implications for child-related policy. All majors and minors may apply, but preference will be given to Childhood Studies minors. For more information, visit the program webpage.