Your application should address the following aspects of your proposed project. Please draft your responses by answering the questions below prior to beginning your online application to ensure that you meet the character limit (including spaces). Important dates and a link to the online application are at the bottom of this page.
- Describe the public health issue and specific need(s) that the community wishes to address. In addition to the need(s), please describe the community’s strengths and assets relevant to the success of this work. (Max 1000 characters)
- Define the community or population you will be serving and learning from. How did you approach learning about this issue? Which stakeholders did you talk with and what did you learn from them while developing your project? (Max 1000 characters)
- Provide a brief summary of your proposed project. Include the name of the organization you will be working with, its mission, and its connection with the community. Describe your overarching goal, supporting objectives, and key deliverables. Provide location and project timeframe. (Max 1500 characters)
- Describe your background experience in relation to the proposed project and specific skill sets you will contribute to its success. (Max 500 characters)
- Describe your plan to share your findings with the population(s) or community(ies) served. (Max 500 characters)
- This fellowship program aims to build a cohort of learners through group-based discussion and critical reflection about the service learning experience. How will this fellowship benefit your professional growth and career plans? (Max 500 characters)
You must also submit:
- A letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or other faculty members who are familiar with your project plans. Provide the link below to your faculty reference to submit the letter directly. They must submit the letter by the application deadline, so plan accordingly and provide them enough lead time as a professional courtesy. Click here for the link.
- A budget and timeframe for activities and milestones on the template provided. Click here for the template.
- A resume
Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic merit, faculty recommendations, and the nature of their proposed service learning project and budget. Service learning projects may be proposed with any host organization.
Fall 2020 Application Deadlines and Information
Fall 2020 Application Period
Due to COVID-19, there will be two waves of applicant reviews.
The deadlines for applications including faculty recommendation letters are:
First Wave: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12 NOON (EST).
Second Wave: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12 NOON (EST).
Why two waves of reviews? This will allow students who are able to arrange a project by the October deadline to have their project reviewed, and if funded, will receive the funding in late November. For students whose projects need additional time to plan due to the disruption to host organizations from COVID-19, the second wave deadline may allow you more flexibility, and funding awards would be made in late December.
Fall 2020 Award Announcement
There will be two waves of funding awards:
First Wave: Late November 2020
Second Wave: Late December 2020
Fall 2020 Information Sessions
Please view the overview slides and recording here before attending a Q&A session.
Monday 9/14, 8 a.m. EST: Join Zoom Meeting
Monday 9/14, 1 p.m. EST: Join Zoom Meeting
Thursday 9/17, 5 p.m.: Join Zoom Meeting:
Tips and Resources
For information sessions, please see above section for current funding cycle.