CBL Faculty Initiatives Fund

The Office of Community-Based Learning is now accepting applications for the Faculty Initiatives Fund. This provides an opportunity for University of Scranton faculty to request funding for costs related to Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses and/or academic-related community initiatives, including but not necessarily limited to CBL course-related materials, refreshments, transportation and/or CBL-related conference travel, and registration fees. Each faculty member can submit up to two applications for combined awards of up to $500 total per academic year. She or he must use the funds within the calendar year in which they are granted. Funding will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis. 

Applications for the funding period starting in Spring 2019 will be due by November 2, 2018. The application may be submitted as a scanned copy with signatures to sharon.olechna@scranton.edu or as a hard copy to Sharon Olechna, Community-Based Learning Office Assistant, O’Hara Hall, 4th floor. Please Note: this is a one-time summer application for the Office’s first year; upcoming deadlines will be: Nov. 2018 and April 2019. 

A description and application directions for the CBL Faculty Initiatives Fund is attached here. Please contact us with your questions or ideas regarding CBL courses and activities or about the grant process itself at: Meghan Ashlin Rich, CBL Faculty Coordinator at: meghan.rich@scranton.edu, or Julie Schumacher Cohen, Chair of the CBL Board at julie.cohen@scranton.edu.

Faculty that have received grants from this fund in the past include:

Catherine Richmond-Cullen, Education 

Julia Guzman, Occupational Therapy 

Jennifer Schwartz, Physical Therapy 

Jessica Nolan, Psychology 

LeeAnn Eschbach, Counseling & Human Services

Debra Fetherman, Exercise Science & Sport