Community-Engaged Learning Grants

Community Engaged Learning Grants are small grants of up to $500 to support course-based, community collaborations. Proposals should speak to the ways in which the project will support student learning and reflect community partnership and reciprocity. 

The Carnegie Foundation defines community engagement as "the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity." 

Expenses may include:
  • Transportation to site of community engagement
  • Materials and supplies
  • Honoraria to community partners (these payments require additional paperwork)
  • Printing costs
  • Room and food expenses for community engagement events
Disallowed expenses:
  • Stipends to Gustavus Adolphus College faculty, staff, or students
  • Guest lecture honoraria (These should normally be supported through departments and programs.)
  • Registration or travel to professional conference for faculty, staff, or students