Awards and Funding
Public Service Awards
The Carolina Center for Public Service administers various awards, grants, fellowships and scholarships honoring individual undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary work in public service and engaged scholarship. The University Public Service Awards, an annual selection of three campus-wide awards, are presented in a celebration ceremony in the spring.
Ned Brooks Award for Public Service
The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community throughout their career. To nominate, submit a nomination through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will receive a $1,200 award.
Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards
Three individuals will receive Provost Awards: one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. To nominate, submit a brief two-paragraph nomination through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will each receive a $500 award.
Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards
CCPS presents Bryan Awards for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nominators are required to write a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will each receive a $500 award.
Nominations for 2023 awards are closed. Nominations for 2024 awards will open in November 2023.