The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is offering two funding opportunities for U-M faculty involved in community-engaged teaching and research.

The Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants and Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants for Interprofessional Education are offered in partnership with multiple units on campus. The collaborative funding model encourages and practices collective action to increase the center’s impact in service to the public good.

This year, the Ginsberg Center expects to award up to $150,000 in Community Engagement Grants, including two grants specifically supporting interprofessional education. The application deadline for both is April 1.

The grants seek to engage faculty interested in advancing their scholarship while enhancing the capacity of social sector community partners and communities through substantial, reciprocal engagement.

Teaching and research proposals should focus on advancing equity and decreasing economic and racial disparities in Washtenaw County, Detroit, and other southeast Michigan communities.

The Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants, each up to $10,000, are offered in partnership with the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs, the U-M Office of Research, and Poverty Solutions to support the community-engaged work of tenure and tenure track, research, and clinical faculty on the Ann Arbor campus.

In partnership with the Center for Interprofessional Education, the Ginsberg Center awards two Community Engagement Grants for Interprofessional Education of up to $5,000 to support interprofessional teams that represent at least two different U-M health science schools, and include at least one past or current Interprofessional Leadership Fellow.

Last year’s grant projects addressed a range of pressing social issues including immigration, health, housing, education and community-building. In addition to the funds, the Ginsberg Center provides grantees with ongoing support for the creation and dissemination of academic and public products, and opportunities for connection with other faculty around shared interests.

As a community engagement center, the Ginsberg Center’s mission is to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and U-M in order to advance social change for the public good.

It strives to increase the university’s capacity for positive community engagement by bringing passionate and committed students, faculty and community members together to advance high-impact collaboration focused on community-identified needs and priorities.