The Community-based Learning Course Development Grant Program is intended to support courses that bring together a diverse group of UW–Madison students to engage in Community-based Learning with non-profit or community organizations. Community-based Learning is a credit-bearing, high-impact educational experience that integrates meaningful community engagement, both direct engagement as well as project-based work, with guided reflection to enhance students’ understanding of course content and sense of civic responsibility.
Proposals that address how the course will involve a diverse group of UW–Madison students to meet a community-identified priority are especially encouraged. Extra consideration will be given to proposals addressing the recommendations of the Civic Action Plan, especially #9: “Support innovative models of community-based learning and student engagement that create sustained partnerships and sustained student engagement that complement the common/typical one semester course (university-centered) time frame.”
This initiative is designed to support undergraduate and graduate-level courses in all disciplines.
- Wages for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student, including a TA or PA, to assist with course development and implementation. (Note: if funding is used to support a graduate PA, tuition remission will be waived for the semester.)
- Community engagement staff and initiatives
- Supplies and other miscellaneous expenses directly related to course development and implementation
Click here to see the current and past funded CBL grants.
Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Scholarship Haley Madden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget and Application Form
Proposals are now being accepted for the Community-based Learning Course Development Grant program to support the development of new Community-based Learning courses, add a community-based component to existing courses, or sustain an ongoing CBL course.
Review criteria for applicants: Click here to see rubric.
Application Form: Click here to access the application form. You may use the word document to develop your proposal. Proposals must be submitted through the provided Qualtrics link.
Our CBL grant applications is currently closed given that we have exhausted our funding.