University of Wisconsin–Madison

Morgridge Center Community-based Learning Grant Opportunity – deadline March 27

The Morgridge Center for Public Service is accepting proposals to fund the development of new community-based learning/research courses or the addition of a community-based learning/research component to existing coursesto be taught in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 semesters. Faculty or academic instructional staff may apply for up to $5,000 in funding per course. This grant only can be awarded once per course or course section. Application deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017.  

 This grant also is intended to support courses that intentionally bring together a diverse group of UW-Madison students, particularly under-represented students, to engage in community-based learning or community-based research that meets a community-identified priority. This initiative is designed to support undergraduate and graduate level courses in all disciplines.

Funding may be used for wages for an upper level undergraduate student  or graduate student to assist a faculty/instructional staff member with course development and implementation as well as community engagement initiatives, supplies or other miscellaneous expenses associated with the course. If funding is used for a graduate PA, tuition remission will be waived for the semester.

Detailed information about the Course Development Grant Program along with application and budget forms may be found at Completed application and budget forms should be emailed to Elizabeth Tryon, Morgridge Center Assistant Director for Community-based Learning, at no later than midnight on Monday, March 27, 2017. Decisions regarding the award of Community-based Learning Grants will be made by the end of the Spring 2017 semester.