The Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University is again offering a research fellowship focused on community/community partner impact of higher education service-learning in Chicago. This is a national fellowship open to assistant professors and doctoral students at any U.S. higher education institution. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend, two one-week residencies in Chicago to gather data and share findings, and funding to present the research at a national service-learning conference.

View the Fellowship RFP.

DePaul University is a member of CUMU, serving the Chicago urban and metropolitan areas. Through the Steans Center, community-based initiatives and service-learning projects and programs provide support to students, faculty, and community partners. Currently, the Center is involved in initiatives related to sustainable food system development, supporting public schools that are struggling to meet achievement standards, and the development of Veterans educational and support resources.

Being the birthplace of community organizing in America, Chicago is alive with community-engagement, which lends the perfect backdrop for the 2018 CUMU Annual Conference. DePaul’s Steans Center and this grant is a manifestation of the CUMU mission.

Any questions regarding the grant should be sent to Jeffrey Howard, Director of Faculty Development at the Steans Center.