The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

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Funding for Collective Impact

The Edward Ginsberg Center offers funding opportunities for community-engaged teaching and research. In partnership with multiple units on campus, we offer a collaborative funding model, encouraging -- and practicing -- collective action to increase our impact in service to the public good.  

Focused on Community Priorities 

We seek to engage faculty interested in advancing their scholarship while enhancing the capacity of social sector community partners and communities through substantial, reciprocal engagement. We encourage teaching and research proposals focused on advancing equity and decreasing economic and racial disparities in Washtenaw County, Detroit, and other Southeast Michigan communities.

Funding Opportunities: 

Ginsberg Community-Driven Engagement Grants

Ginsberg Center Community-Driven Engagement Grants support the community-engaged work of all full-time faculty (tenured and tenure-track, research, clinical faculty, and lecturers) and postdoctoral fellows on the Ann Arbor Campus. 

  • We offer Partnership and Collaborative Grants up to $2500. 
    • A portion of our our funds is reserved for LS&A faculty and postdocs 
  • Click here to learn more about this funding opportunity.
  • Click here to learn more about our Past Award Recipients.
  • For students interested in funding opportunities, please visit here.

LSA Community-Engaged Course Development Grants

LSA Course Development Grants, administered by the Ginsberg Center, support LSA instructors developing or supporting community-engaged courses.

  • We offer two levels of funding: up to $500 and up to $1500
  • Click here to learn more

Community Engagement Grants for Interprofessional Education

Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants for Interprofessional Education are offered in partnership with the Center for Interprofessional Education, to support the community-engaged work of tenured and tenure track, research, and clinical faculty on any of the 3 U-M campuses. Grants will support interprofessional teams, representing at least two different health science schools, that include at least one past or current Interprofessional Leadership Fellow.

  • Two grants of up to $5000 are awarded each year
  • Application deadline: We are currently reviewing our IPE Grants process, please check back for updated information. 

For additional funding opportunities, visit our Research Impact page.

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