The Landis Center for Community Engagement at Lafayette College values the engaged research of our faculty and strives to share opportunities for funding whenever they become available. Please visit often for updates.
Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium: Generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through June 2021, the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC) fosters exploration of personal, historical, and community narratives that have emerged in the past half-century in the region using methods of the humanities and arts. Guided by a steering committee composed of representatives of a dozen Lehigh Valley academic and cultural institutions, the LVEHC proposes to bring the region’s diversity and sense of place to light, concentrate on the changing nature of the work its residents do, and consider the role of storymaking in documenting the changes that have taken place. Projects should be collaborative and focus on one or more of their main themes:
Campus Compact of NY and PA: CCNYPA is pleased to announce the availability of fifteen regional consortia mini-grants up to $1500 each to support regional efforts to cultivate civic imagination and deepen community engagement either among institutions and/or with community partners.
Aligned with CCNYPA’s mission, mini-grants should focus on one of these types: Catalyst Grants, Starter Grants, and Co-Sponsorship Grants. Each of these build on higher education’s capacity to cultivate civic imagination, deepen civic and community engagement, and strengthen CCNYPA’s regional communities. These funds are drawn from an internal grant and have been approved by CCNYPA’s Board.
All three types of mini-grants will accomplish this through one of the following focus areas:
1) Professional development for campus leaders such as center directors, staff, faculty, or students. Topics may include faculty development for course design for incorporating civic learning, service-learning, or community-based learning, and/or community-based research initiatives, enhancing promotion and tenure policies to value community engaged research, global service-learning, scholarship of engagement, student voter engagement, deliberative dialogue.
2) Issue-focused convening which highlights a community-identified need and gathers multiple stakeholders for synchronizing efforts to enhance community & economic development, such as: the opioid epidemic, food access & security, community gardens, refugee/immigrant integration.
3) Higher education gatherings for sector groups such as Research 1, Community College institutions, or others.