Spring 2018 Service-Learning Course Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Office of Service-Learning, with support from the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Outreach and Engagement, is pleased to announce the Service-Learning Grants program for 2018. These grants are available to any Ohio State University faculty or staff member who would like to develop or improve a service-learning course.  Courses can be either a partnership the course creator develops independently or a partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Courses developed or enhanced with these grant funds can work with the OSU-CML Service Learning Template created by the Office of Service-Learning and CML that has students serving in CML’s Homework Help Centers. This is a very flexible model that can be applied to a wide variety of courses, while at the same time alleviating the pressure on individual instructors to develop partnerships with service sites from scratch.  See this story about our pilot course for an example of how this template can be applied.

Applications are due on by 5pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Regardless of whether the course creator partners with CML or another organization, all funded teams are required to:

1. Attend a Course Design Institute  led by UCAT and OSL staff to help grantees develop their course structure and content. Meetings will take place on multiple days, with 18 hours total required for participation. Every effort will be made to schedule this commitment to accommodate all recipients’ schedules in May and/or June 2018. Please do not apply for this grant if you are unable to commit to this requirement. Grant recipients will be participating in a special session of the CDI that will specifically focus on designing Service-Learning courses. Any questions about the Service-Learning CDI may be directed to Teresa Johnson (2-3644, johnson.674)

2. Submit a summary report at the conclusion of the grant, including a narrative report accounting for how the grant was used and any relevant statistics or data that will assist the Office of Service-Learning to assess the grant’s overall success.

Application Assistance

Check out our Grant Tip Sheet!

Please contact Ola Ahlqvist or Claire Sweigart at with questions.

Ready to apply? Click here for submission instructions and more information.