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Community Engaged Research, Scholarship, Creative Work: Course Development Grant

The Course Development Grant for Community Engaged Research, Scholarship, Creative Work is a pilot partnership between CSUMB's Service Learning Institute (SLI) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC). This grant opportunity is intended to support faculty members to develop new courses, or revise existing ones, to incorporate course-based research projects with a community engagement focus. The intent is to facilitate projects that engage creatively with real world issues int he classroom that expand and transform the research/teaching/learning environment and that generate research products that will be of use to communities.

Three grants of $1,500 each are awarded each year to facilitate projects that engage creatively with real-world issues in the classroom and that expand transform the teaching/learning environment. Applicants are encouraged to use these grants as seed funding for larger projects and/or external grant applications.


  • Grant recipients will be invited to join the UROC CURE Fellows program.
  • We are particularly interested in supporting the development of general education (GE) and/or first-year seminar (FYS) courses, as well as integrating research projects into existing service-learning courses.
  • Applicants are welcome from all disciplines and interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged.


A humanities-based research and theory intensive course (From HCOM MLO 3): Develop competency in creative practice, such as creative writing, journalism, and/or media projects and community storytelling, that responds to a social issue and engages the public. (From HCOM MLO 4): Apply inquiry-based methods informed by humanistic traditions to investigate, interpret, and critique diverse ideas and texts.)


Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Projects must be led by CSUMB Faculty who are encouraged to apply their expertise in anew and creative ways in partnership with communities; we do not fund proposals submitted on behalf of organizations outside of CSUMB. Preference is given to projects addressing community needs in CSUMB's directly adjacent communitities (Seaside, Marine, Monterey). Courses should be taught in the Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020. Funds may be used for faculty stipends to develop the course, course supplies, and student/instructional assistant time to support course implementation. Applications must be supported by the appropriate administrator (i.e. Chair, Dean, Director).

Community Engaged Research Grant Recipients

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

(831) 582-4241