TU in the Community

Scholarship Resources

There are a variety of resources available to faculty and staff related to community engagement and outreach scholarship and teaching.

Funding Opportunities for Service-Learning Courses

  • TU Civic Engagement Service-Learning Faculty Grant - As part of the Towson University 2016 Strategic Plan, which calls for an increase in service-learning experiences for students, the Department of Civic Engagement is funding this service-learning grant opportunity. Faculty are eligible to apply for grant money to support service-learning course activities. Funds should be used to allow a professor to “take a course to the next level” in regard to service-learning and permit the class to engage in relevant activities it would otherwise be unable to complete. Funds allow the faculty member to enhance the integration of the service project and service-learning with the course.

Funding Opportunities for Community Engaged Scholarship

  • Community Grant - The purpose of the Community Grant is to provide support for community service projects or activities initiated and/or developed by Towson University students, alumni, administrators, staff and/or faculty members
  • Access Granted - This electronic newsletter is published weekly by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Funding Opportunities
  • TU in the Community Funder Tool – This tool contains funding opportunities and spotlights that have been chosen by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) and the Development Office. The opportunities are considered most relevant by OSPR and Development and reflect the research and professional interests of TU faculty and staff.


In addition to journals specifically geared towards community engagement most disciplines support engaged scholarship and many have specific discipline journals to publish this work.


Informational Resources

  • Campus Compact - A non-profit organization that supports and implements programs aimed to educate college students to become active citizens who are well-equipped to develop creative solutions to society's most pressing issues.
  • International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement - An international, non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. IARSLCE was launched in 2005, and incorporated in 2007. Their mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.
  • National Service Learning Clearing House - Supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.
  • UC Berkeley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Research Directory - An aggregation of the search pages of primary online resources on service-learning and civic engagement research in K-12 education, teacher education, and higher education. The search databases of these online resources are posted on a single page, providing a one-stop source for accessing available research information from existing databases.
  • American Democracy Project - The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.”

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Last Updated: Monday February 16, 2015