Public Service Endowment Grants

To access the presentation slides from the Internal Funding Program Info Session on September 9, 2022 (which include the Public Service Endowment Grants) please click here.
For a recording of the presentation click here.

The Public Service Endowment Grants are intended to enhance the mission of UMass Amherst as a Carnegie-classified "Engaged Research University." Proposals should focus on mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships between the university and off-campus community organizations and propose special projects and related scholarship to address a problem or need and/or build capacity. The use of these non-renewable awards should leverage campus and community resources and create opportunities for sustained engagement after the end of the grant period. Full time faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $15,000 for one-year projects will be made

Resources for Community and Public Engagement:

Office of Faculty Development Engagement Resources:
                          • Engaged Research and Teaching
                          • Professional Development and Institutional Support for Engagement

Civic Engagement and Service Learning:COVID-19 Resources:
                           • Resources for Virtual Volunteering
                           • Needs of Local Community Organizations

How To Apply: 

Guidelines and application materials for the 2023 submission are available here: PSEG 2023 Application Materials

Final Report: 

A Final Report on the outcomes and impact of your project on the form provided here is due within 90 days of the completion of the grant period.


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