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CityStudioSTL Faculty Course Grants

CityStudioSTL is accepting proposals for its Faculty Course Grants. All faculty are encouraged to apply. These community-engaged teaching grants provide funding for curricular initiatives that involve collaboration with the St. Louis community. Faculty should propose collaborations involving organizations, agencies, or individuals outside of Washington University. These collaborations should be mutually beneficial; the community partner’s needs should guide your project’s development. Proposals may be for undergraduate or graduate courses. Proposals with long-term collaborative plans within existing courses will be prioritized.

Interested faculty may apply for grants to:
- Support an existing community-engaged teaching course.
- Add a component of community engagement to a course that does not currently have one.
- Develop and execute a new course with a component of community engagement.

Course grants are available for a maximum of $2,000 per year. Up to $4,000 in grants may be offered each semester.

Faculty may apply for grants for courses in the 22-23 or 23-24 academic years.


Applications and supporting materials must be submitted to the Office for Socially Engaged Practice (

Spring application deadline is 5p, Monday, December 5.

Eligibility & Application

Qualifying courses must fulfill the following requirements:
- Students must be directly involved in socially engaged and collaborative work with a St. Louis community partner.
- The collaborative research and activities proposed must take place in the St. Louis community.
- The course must be taught by at least one Sam Fox School faculty member and be listed in the Sam Fox School (cross-listed and interdisciplinary courses are acceptable).

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