Scholarship in Action Grants

The Scholarship in Action program (SIA) is happy to announce that the grant cycle for SIA Seed Grants is now open. SIA advances community-engaged research in Worcester through partnerships with faculty, students, and community stakeholders. Originally funded through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these community-engaged grants are now funded by the College of the Holy Cross through the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, Teaching, and Engaged Scholarship. SIA can support faculty, students, and community organizations with resources, materials, funding, and logistical support to develop ethical equity-centered collaborative community-engaged projects. SIA Seed Grants are one-year grants designed to help jump start a collaborative community-based research project with budgets in the range of $2,000-$3,000. 

Application Process

We anticipate making 4-6 grants for 2024-2025. 

Deadline: Monday, April 29 by 11:59 p.m. with notice by May 22, 2024. Applications are reviewed by the Donelan Office and SIA leadership team. Contact the Director of the Donelan Office, Isabelle Jenkins with any questions. 

Review Detailed Guidelines and Submit Applications