Community Engaged Research Scholars Program

This program is intended for faculty with a solid understanding of community engagement and is offered every other year, in rotation with the Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program. Faculty who are selected for the program will identify an item of engaged scholarship they wish to develop and finalize for dissemination during the academic year. Each Scholar will receive a total stipend award of $1,500 when they complete the program and submit a written scholarly product for publication. 

*Learn more about our past Community Engaged Research Scholar Recipients 


Faculty Scholars Program
The Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program is offered every other year, in rotation with the Community Engaged Research Scholars Program. The Faculty Scholars program offers $2,000 stipends to full-time LSU faculty members to attend a weekly seminar 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks consisting of discussion and planning with other faculty scholars. Discussion topics will include S-L course design, civic responsibilities of universities, community partnerships, liability, assessment, and reflection as they relate to service-learning courses. Participants must develop a service-learning course syllabus during the planning semester and commit to integrate academic service-learning into a course taught in the following year. The next seminar will be offered in Fall 2015. 

*Learn more about our past Service-Learning Faculty Scholar Recipients 


University Presbyterian Church Service Grants 
University Presbyterian Church is currently seeking grant proposals from LSU faculty for semester-long projects that engage students in service-learning initiatives with community partners. Funds of up to $1,000 are available. Grants may also be awarded to students or student organizations for community-engaged projects. Examples of previously funded projects:

  • Supplies for students to build bookshelves at their community partners’ shelter
  • Materials for model houses used by students to demonstrate environmentally sound practices
  • Purchase of special curriculum for community partner (elementary school) to implement in future years
  • Construction materials for wood duck houses to be placed around LSU Lakes

Please note that deadlines noted on website are rolling deadlines. For more information, visit the UPC Grant page.


Teaching Enhancement Fund

In appreciation of the support and patronage of the LSU faculty, Campus Federal Credit Union has established the Teaching Enhancement Fund (TEF) to provide faculty with opportunities to attend conferences that will enhance their teaching skills and strategies and/or support the dissemination of their scholarship in teaching. Teaching Enhancement Fund grants are available each year on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are dispersed.  If you wish to attend and/or participate in a professional teaching conference, you may apply for TEF travel support.


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