The Lang Center supports faculty, students, and staff with advice and guidance, space for meetings and events, transportation resources, as well as funding for projects, internships, and curricular design. The Lang Center encourages faculty, staff, and students to be involved with surrounding communities both locally and globally, for mutual benefit and reciprocally enriching relationships.
While the Lang Center focuses on student centered projects, there are two faculty oriented grant opportunities:
Curriculum Development Grants support courses that connect students to external communities in direct ways through creation of new courses or enhancement of existing courses. Funds may be used for expenses of developing and/or offering the courses, as well as for costs of re-offering a previously developed course.
This fund supports a fellowship for a member of the faculty whose scholarship and teaching contributes significantly to community service and civic engagement, linking teaching and scholarship to real-world community-based engagement. It is to be awarded to a tenured member of the faculty through an application process administered by the Provost. The fellowship is held for a four year period, and during that time the Fellow is expected to design and implement curricular initiatives and commit to a program of scholarship that support the goal of addressing real-world problems through community engagement. The fellowship provides a second semester leave, two course releases for the Fellow during the academic year(s) when the design and implementation of the curricular initiatives are underway, and a budget of $15,000 for project and dissemination projects.