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Engaged Faculty Opportunities

Faculty Engagement

Community-based Research

Community-based Research Faculty Fellowships

The Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning will award up to three Community-based Research Faculty Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Health Equity-Focused, Community-Engaged Research Fellowship

The Center for Community Health Equity (CCHE) and the Steans Center  request support for health equity research that engages a community partner in identifying solution-focused strategies to health inequities. 

Women and Gender Research Initiative Faculty Fellowship

The Beck Women and Gender Initiative advances collaborative work between DePaul faculty, students, and community members to effect social change through a focus on social policy, advocacy, and community development.

Community-based Research Assistant Program

The Community-based Research Assistant Program provides faculty with the support of a student assistant in order to support service learning research activity.

For more information on developing a course with CbR, contact Howard Rosing at

DePaul Grants

DePaul Public Service Council Grants

Fund your service learning course development or conduct research on community engagement or with a DePaul community partner.

LAS Community and Project-based Learning (CPBL) Co-Teaching Fellowships 

Full-time faculty in The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences are invited to apply for the Team Teaching CPBL Fellowship and the Lead Faculty CPBL Fellowship, both of which are designed to support the development and delivery of co-taught multi-disciplinary courses in which students work collaboratively with a community partner on a project of mutual interest and benefit. For application details and deadlines, visit the CPBL Fellowship website.

Scholarship of Community Engagement

Fund your scholarship on service learning and community engagement


The Steans Center has support for faculty to attend national, regional, and state-wide conferences devoted to service-learning and community engagement. To see a comprehensive list, visit Campus Compact.  Examples include: 

IARSLCE – International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Imagining America – concerned with community engagement in the humanities, arts, and design fields 

Community Immersions

Through the Community Immersion Faculty Institute participants will

  • Deepen their understanding of cultivating and sustaining community partnerships
  • Deepen their understanding of Community-based Service Learning and Asset-Based Community Development
  • Deepen their understanding of community history, current social justice issues, and assets
  • Draft, revise, or improve a CbSL course, internship, or project

Community Conversations

The Steans Center facilitates periodic informal conversations on contemporary issues of interest in community-engaged work and service learning to faculty, staff and community members. Non-violence, social entrepreneurship, communications, gender, sustainability, your idea here?  Ideas welcome at​.