CEL Handbook

To find more information about our CEL program, read our CEL Handbook.

CEL Resource Library

The CEL Resource Library is located at the Cheever Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics in the Briscoe Library 4.042. Both Faculty and students are welcome to check-out books. View a list of available resources HERE.

CEL Project Resources

Build Your Community-Engaged Toolkit is a training series aimed at helping students prepare for community service learning projects, based on needs identified by students, mentors and community organizations. Visit all available resources HERE.

How to use ENGAGED

ENGAGED is a community impact tracking software, hosted by GivePulse. It provides a university-wide centralized system of advertising service opportunities (both internal and external), as well as collecting and reporting data on community engagement. Click HERE to learn more about ENGAGED and find “How-to” videos.

Archived Projects

View archived CEL projects from 2012 to 2020.

CEL Program Explained

Watch an 8 minute video that provides an overview of the CEL program.

Additional Funding Opportunities for your Projects

IIMS Community Engagement Small Project Grant
The IIMS Community Engagement Small Project Grants program supports community and research collaborations from South Texas with grants of up to $5,000 so that they may develop activities that lead to the translation of research for public health benefit. Deadline is typically March 1

LINC Seed Grant Program
Annually, the LINC Faculty Council invites applications from UT Health San Antonio faculty and staff requesting financial support for pilot projects designed to advance IPE activities based in classroom (in-person and online), simulation (in-person and online), clinical (practical experiences in patient care settings), and community (practical experiences without direct patient care) settings.  Awards are for $500-$5,000. Deadline: April 4, 2024

Student Service Fee Committee
In years when there are extra funds, there is an opportunity to apply funding from this committee.  The call will go out to all students and staff.

Additional Venues to Present your Project Findings

All CSL projects should be presented at the Cheever Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics’ Annual Community Service Learning Conference which typically is the first Saturday in February.  In addition, we encourage to disseminate your findings at other venues, such as the ones below.

IIMS Community Engagement Symposium
About: This symposium will address how community-campus partnerships (between a community group and researchers) can build trust and work together to successfully conduct health research that matters to the community.
When: This symposium typically takes place the first Saturday in December.  A call for abstracts is sent out to all students and faculty/staff.

Long School of Medicine Research Symposium
About: During our annual symposium, the LSOM Dean’s Office for Research will offer research poster sessions, and feature presentations on both basic and clinical science research. Top posters will be selected for podium presentations with multiple cash prizes awarded.
When: March 28, 2024
Abstracts Due: March 11, 2024

UTMB Global Health Symposium
About:  This symposium usually takes place in Galveston in the fall and welcomes abstracts from all fields involved in global health work or domestic work with underserved.

Have more opportunities to share with the CEL community?

Email CEL@uthscsa.edu to add them to this list.