Faculty Opportunities

Interested in faculty funding?  Undergraduate research is experiential learning!   

Consider the following sources offered by Student Engagement and Career Development:

Faculty grants for Experiential Learning (available until funds are exhausted)

  • Teaching authentic community-engaged learning courses demands additional effort, time, and resources. Often these experiences require extra materials, travel, and hands-on support. In response, Student Engagement and Career Development is pleased to provide small grants to instructors to alleviate the logistical and hard costs associated with teaching community-engaged learning courses.
  • Faculty who teach undergraduate courses are encouraged to submit a grant proposal for up to $500, limit one proposal per faculty per year.
  • We are looking for proposals that make clear how these funds will impact the students’ experience of their community-engaged learning course. Examples of eligible activities and requests include hard costs for materials, student travel, and wages for undergraduate preceptors.
  • We will review applications on a rolling basis through June 1, 2023.
  • Questions? Email Annie Kurtin at akurtin@email.arizona.edu

Experiential Learning Design Accelerator (multiple deadlines per year)

The Experiential Learning Design Accelerator (The Accelerator) builds on the vision of 100% Engagement by directly supporting faculty with dedicated time, space, and community to design courses that integrate community-based experiential learning for undergraduate students.

  • The Accelerator provides:
    • Mentorship from faculty who are actively practicing engaged learning pedagogy
    • Support for developing and sustaining community partnerships
    • ​​​​​​​Training in human-centered design and iterative problem-solving as it applies to course design
    • $3,000 to faculty and $1500 to community partners to complete course design
    • Participation in a research study examining how community engaged experiential learning impacts students across multiple academic and career-related dimensions

Or consider applying for a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship: