Faculty applications sought for community-based teaching and learning grants

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service invites WUSTL faculty to apply for grants to support their community-based teaching and learning (CBTL), also known as experiential education, engaged research and, most commonly, service learning.

A pedagogy used across the university, CBTL’s distinguishing features include applied learning activities in service to an organization or community, faculty direction and oversight and relevant course content and assignments.

To support CBTL course development and implementation, the institute awards up to five faculty grants of $2,500 each.

Now in its sixth year, the annual grants program supports faculty innovation in CBTL. Those awarded grants join a larger cohort of faculty scholars. The Gephardt Institute convenes this group regularly to support ongoing professional development and collaboration.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012. For more information, visit: http://gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/facultygrants

Attending a CBTL Applicant Workshop is a prerequisite for submitting a grant proposal. Workshops are being offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 1, both in Eads Hall, Room 217.

To RSVP for a session, email gephardtinstitute@wustl.edu. For additional information about the grants program, or to schedule a meeting in lieu of attending a workshop, contact Nicole Durel at (314) 935-4672 or ndurel@wustl.edu.