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Larger grants among highlights for 2002 public service grants, awards and fellowships


The Carolina Center for Public Service's spring 2002 public service grants, awards and fellowships for University staff, faculty and students will feature these two changes:

* The center has doubled the individual award amount for staff and faculty grants. Staff and faculty can apply for grants of up to $10,000 from a pool of $50,000.

* University units and student organizations engaged in outstanding public service now are eligible to be nominated for the Office of the Provost Awards.

Public service grants

* Staff and faculty grants -- One-year grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded from a pool of $50,000 to support public service projects in North Carolina.

* Student organization grants -- One-year grants of up to $2,000 from a pool of $10,000 to initiate or enhance public service projects.

Grant recipients will be selected according to five selection criteria: significance, University engagement, feasibility, community partnership and sustainability/lasting impact. Funds may be requested for any costs related to the proposed public service project. Applications are due to the center by March 8.

Public service awards

* Office of the Provost Awards -- These awards honor extraordinary public service by a University unit or student organization. Up to three awards of $2,500 each will be given. These awards are for discrete activities, not a set of activities by a unit.

* Robert E. Bryan Awards -- These awards honor individual students, staff or faculty for outstanding public service projects. Up to two awards of $2,500 each will be given to staff and faculty and up to two awards of $1,000 each will be given to individual students who exemplify public service at its best.

Nominations are due to the center by March 8. Self-nominations are welcome.

Robert E. Bryan Fellowships

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship Program is a service-learning program sponsored by the APPLES Service-Learning Program and the center. "Academic Year Fellowships" provide up to $1,500, and "Summer Fellowships" provide up to $4,000 for self-designed, off-campus experiences in public service. Applications are due to the APPLES office by Feb. 22.

For more information

Complete information on these grants, awards, fellowships and information on previous recipients is available at www.unc.edu/cps or from Amy Gorely, program officer, at 843-7566 or agorely@email.unc.edu For purposes of these grants and awards, the public service activity must benefit the community outside of the University. All recipients will be honored at the University Public Service Awards Banquet on April 24.


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