Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Course Support Fund

Funding provided by: Community Engaged Scholarship Institute

CESI invites applications from faculty members/course instructors in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) who are integrating community engaged learning (i.e. collaborative community partnerships or community-focused projects) into their courses. We offers these funds as part of our efforts to support and advance community engaged teaching and learning (CETL) at the University of Guelph as we acknowledge that additional costs are often incurred in CEL versus traditionally structured courses.

Faculty members/course instructors may apply for up to $500 per academic year to cover eligible costs. Eligible costs include:

  • Transportation (e.g. buses for large group field trips, individual bus tickets, mileage)
  • Community partner remuneration for guest speaking and/or additioanl contributions to course (e.g. gifts, gift card, donation to partner's organization. Cash honoraria can be approved only where community partners consent to submitting personal identification information to the University of Guelph for the purposes of transferring funds)
  • Research-related and other project administrative costs (e.g. printing of surveys, posters, and other materials, participant incentives, food for focus groups)
  • Hospitality, event space booking fees and other costs associated with community events and other engagements
  • Additional knowledge mobilization activities (e.g. printing, design or dissemination of products such as infographics)

Applications will be accepted and considered once per semester.

Winter 2021 applications will be accepted up to Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between these dates. Funds are limited and awards will be consided on an application-by-application basis according to the total quantity of applications received, quality of applications, and specific amounts requested. A limited amount of funding is available each semester and prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

To apply for funds, please download and complete the form below.

Questions about the fund and other CETL supports should be directed to Lindsey Thomson, Manager of Community Engaged Learning.