Service-learning grants offered by Gephardt Institute

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service invites University faculty to apply for grants to support community-based teaching and learning, also known as service-learning.

Service-learning is an effective pedagogy that is used across campus. Employing a broad conception, the distinguishing features of service-learning include targeted, applied learning activities in service to an organization or community, faculty direction and oversight and applicable course content and assignments.

To support the use of this teaching innovation and provide greater opportunities for community-based learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the institute will provide up to five faculty grants of $2,500 each. Grant funding can be applied to supplies, summer salary, faculty assistance and other expenses.

“Last year we supported several faculty members who did amazing work with the community,” said Amanda Moore McBride, Ph.D., institute director and assistant professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 26. Applications are available by contacting Jenni Harpring, Institute program manager, at 935-8182 or