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Mini-grants link Emory faculty focus and community needs

By Leslie King | Emory Report | April 25, 2013

Emory's Center for Community Partnerships (CFCP) has issued a call for proposals for teaching mini grants for the fall 2013 semester and for the 2013-2014 Community Partnerships Faculty Fellows Program.  

Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded twice a year. The application deadline is Friday, May 17.

The proposals are meant to spark consideration for how faculty can focus and leverage their teaching and research expertise through community-engaged

pedagogy or community-based research strategies. The purpose is to help neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies that address critical community needs in metro Atlanta.

Financial, technical and personnel assistance is offered. THE CFCP is looking to support teaching and research activities that have the potential to evolve into longer-term partnerships between Emory and local groups and agencies.

"For the 2013- 2014 academic year, we are focusing on community-engaged learning courses and other academic frameworks such as internships in which students would link their coursework with the Atlanta Science Festival to be held in March 2014," says Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, director of engaged learning at CFCP.

For more information on priorities and focus areas for projects, types of assistance available, what the grant funds cover, contact Hartfield-Méndez at vhartfi@emory.edu or 404- 727- 6392.