Faculty Funding

Funding for Service-Learning Scholarship

The following list highlights funding specifically available for service-learning research. For more information on funding for service-learning in general, please see the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Fact Sheet on Raising Funds for Service-Learning in Higher Education. See:


The American Education Research Association http://www.aera.net/ AERA administers grants for education research at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement. The AERA website also includes links to private and public agencies that fund education research.

Communities of Science (http://www.cos.com/) COS Funding Opportunities is an online resource to identify funding information related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, and operating or capital expenses, among others. Sources of this information are federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations, and corporations. COS Funding Opportunities are updated daily and can be searched by sponsor, amount, deadline, eligibility of applicant, funding type, and area of interest.

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) http://www.case.org/ Another online resource for finding grants.

Grantscape: http://www.grantscape.org.uk/home

Another online resource for finding grants.

The Learning in Deed Program: http://www.learningindeed.org/research/fndngsrv.html

Maintains a list of private and public funding source for SL research, with links to their websites.

Spencer Foundation http://www.spencer.org/programs/index.htm

The Spencer Foundation's research programs provide funding for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad. Each of the Foundation's two research programs, the Major Grants Program and the Small Grants Program, supports researchers from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields