Graduate & Professional Student Awards & Funding
- Up to $10,000 to support partnership programs that respond to immediate and anticipated COVID-19 needs in rural areas of North Carolina
- Proposals will be accepted from UNC-Chapel Hill students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff. Students applying for funds should have a faculty advisor.
- All applicants must have an identified community partner that has helped define the project and will assist with its implementation.
- Applications will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis
- Up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to community priorities and have an academic connection
- Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas
- Fellowships run from March to November.
- Up to $5,000 available for North Carolina-based recovery projects led by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and/or faculty
- Up to $1,000 for relief trips, organized by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff or faculty, to affected areas.
- Between $150 and $300 to support project- or event-based collaborations with a community partner
- To apply, students submit a project or event proposal along with the written endorsement of a community partner.
- $1,900 to support study and engaged research in environmental field sites, preferably abroad
- Must continue your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following the fellowship
Awarded for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina that is characterized by:
- working in partnership with community members,
- inspiring and involving others, and/or helping others to serve,
- responding to a practical problem, issue or concern of the state and
- working to assure the impact in the community is lasting
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