Funding Opportunities

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) offers two funding opportunities for faculty and departments to implement service-learning in the classroom.


Conville Service-Learning Development Award 

The 2018-19 application is due Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. 

The Richard L. Conville and Mozella P. Conville Center for Community Engagement Fund for Excellence provides one $2,000 grant each year to past graduates of USM’s Faculty Fellow Seminar on Service-Learning for

  • Developing or re-designing a service-learning class
  • Conducting or developing community-engaged or service-learning research
  • Collaborating on an inter-collegial service-learning initiative
  • Advancing and promoting service-learning at USM
  • Integrating service-learning into a college or department degree plan

Recipients will receive $2,000 to facilitate the development of their project. The funding may be used for travel funds, project supplies, or to reimburse a course release offered by an academic department (funds must be spent by June 1, 2019. The application is due Sept. 7, 2018, by email to

Past Recipients:
2017-18 Carmen Carracelas-Juncal
2016-17 Charkarra Anderson-Lewis 

Service-Learning Mini-Grants 

Applications accepted year round

Mini-grants of $300 and under are available to reimburse small expenses incurred as part of service-learning activities. Grants will be awarded on a first come-first served basis, before or after the activity; however, funds won't be paid out until after service-learning activity as reimbursement to one individual per project. Un-allowed expenses include payments to individuals and charitable gifts. A short proposal specifying the name and course number of the service-learning class, a description of activities, and an estimated budget should be sent to