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CSL Grant Program

Call for Applications:  Community Service Learning (CSL) Projects

Spring deadline is February 22, 2017

**Priority will be given to interprofessional projects, representing two or more professions.**

 

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s mission is to enhance community health awareness, education and practices thereby improving the wellness of the citizenry.  An effective method to accomplish this mission is through community service learning (CSL) defined as a structured learning experience that combines community service with mentored preparation and reflection.  Students provide service in response to community-identified concerns and learn about the context in which service is provided, the connection between their service and their academic coursework, and their roles as citizens and professionals.  The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics believes CSL serves as the bridge between ethics education and the development of empathy and humanitarian values in the health care providers we train.  In order to support and encourage CSL involvement by Health Science Center students, we are offering mini-grants and midi-grants to defray project expenses. 

Eligible Projects

We are especially interested in CSL projects that document and address health disparities in San Antonio and Bexar County, the surrounding counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson), and South Texas.  Priority will be given to: (1) innovative approaches for health solutions, (2) interprofessional projects that involve students from more than one school and (3) projects that occur in the counties surrounding San Antonio.  All projects must have one designated student leader, a UTHSCSA faculty mentor, and a community partner. 

What We Provide

·         Mini-Grants of $500 to help defray the cost of CSL project expenses, such as supplies, printing, and mileage.

·         Midi-Grants of $2,000-$4,000 for in-depth projects that have demonstrated initial success, have extensive mentor involvement, have a clear plan for sustainability, and include a scholarship aspect.

Deadline

5pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Additional Information & How to Apply

Stay tuned for Spring 2017 Grant Application Information - Please check back.

Contact

For inquiries please contact Melanie Stone at:  csl@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-0523