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Community Engagement Conference Award 2020-2021


To enhance faculty's service learning or community-engaged research by attending a virtual conference focused on research on service learning and/or community engagement.



Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, and full-time CSUSB lecturers on a minimum of one-year contract are eligible.



Awards range from $100-$2,500. Conference registration and materials must be purchased by June 1, 2021.



Only proposals that adhere to the required format, are received by the deadline, have the required conference information, and have the Department Chair’s signature will be reviewed. 

  • The conference is directly related to service learning and/or community engagement.
  • The impact of the conference on teaching and/or research is significant and clearly explained.
  • Faculty member agrees to participate in a dissemination activity to be determined by OCE.
  • The budget is appropriate and does not exceed $2,500.
  • The conference must be virtual, no travel is required.


Apply for the Conference Grant

CSUSB Outstanding Community Engagement Award 2020-2021

The annual Outstanding Community Engagement Award recognizes one faculty member based on the following criteria: evidence of high quality, deeply engaged academic work; evidence of community collaboration and change; and evidence of institutional impact. Awardees will receive a recognition award, $1,000 in professional development funds, and their name on a perpetual plaque in the Faculty Center for Excellence. The selection criteria is the following: 


  • Evidence High Quality Deeply Engaged Academic Work: Demonstrated integration of community engagement in one’s teaching, research, and/or service as appropriate to one’s context and roles (this might include, but is not limited to, teaching undergraduate or graduate service learning courses, conducting community-based participatory research, developing departmental and/or college/university-level engagement programs and curricula, and/or studying the impact of public engagement).\


  • Evidence of Community Collaboration and Change: Demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain reciprocal community partnerships and to contribute to positive change on issues of public concern (examples include ongoing work with community members to design, implement, and improve engagement initiatives, recognition of partners as co-educators, evaluation results that show benefits for communities as well as students, support for multifaceted partnerships focused on particular public issues, and research-based collaborations).


  • Evidence of Institutional Impact: Demonstrated leadership in developing campus culture, program(s), and/or policies that promote meaningful engagement on one’s campus (at the department, college and/or university level). Such efforts may include, for example, redesigning curriculum to include more community engagement and/or community-based learning and research, enhancing faculty development, recognizing engagement in faculty hiring, tenure, and promotion, or fostering common vision and collaboration across disciplines, colleges, and/or institutions.


Apply to the Outstanding Faculty Award


Student Grant Opportunities

ASI Student Research & Travel

Purpose: This grant supports both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities and travel related to academic growth and development.

Applicant eligibility: Currently enrolled, undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA; graduates must have a 3.0 GPA.

Maximum award amount: $1,000


For more information, visit the Office of Student Research

Closed Grant Opportunities

Grant deadlines for the following opportunities have closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. These opportunities will return in Fall 2021.

Service Learning Fellowship Grant

Community-Based Research Grant

Establishing Community Partnerships Grant