Community Engagement Fellowship »

  • 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.

Buckley Public Service Scholars Graduate Assistants »

To provide more opportunities for Buckley Public Service Scholars to find appropriate skills trainings, CCPS hires UNC-CH graduate and professional students to offer skills trainings to undergraduate BPSS participants and be involved with the senior reflection review process each year. The application to become a 2019-2020 BPSS graduate assistant closes Sept. 17, 2019.



Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research

Carolina has a strong history of community-engaged participatory research, particularly in public health. The Department of Anthropology builds on this tradition by hosting the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research.

The certificate offers:

  • Training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivation for carrying out research in equitable partnership with instead of on communities
  • Exposure to participatory methods, ethical considerations and research paradigms
  • Faculty mentorship and guidance to help develop projects
  • Connection to fellow graduate students, faculty and community experts
  • Forums for discussing, sharing and refining participatory ethics and methodologies
  • Opportunities for students in all fields to gain experience through connections with ongoing projects

The certificate is available to all graduate students at Carolina. It requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program. Learn more about the Graduate Certificate Program in Participatory Research.

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

The Carolina Center for Public Service, along with the Campus Y and the Center for Global Initiatives, sponsor UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics. The GO! Initiative is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. In addition, GO! provides an avenue for students to network and interact with others traveling to similar areas of the world. Upon their return, students will have the opportunity to get together at a peer gathering to discuss their experiences as well as strategies for readjustment and remaining connected to important issues and populations they engaged with abroad. Learn more about GO!