CBLR Funding

Community-Based Learning and Research Support Funding

Community-based learning and research (CBLR) funding is intended to directly support activities related to developing, implementing or expanding academic community-based learning and research opportunities for UW Bothell students.

Applicants may request up to $500 for regional, national, or global community-based learning and research support. Preference will be given to projects that directly connect to the university’s 2020 strategic priorities of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cross-disciplinary scholarship.

Previous CBLR expense examples: rental fee for a theater space at a community partner site, UCAR expense, partner invoice, undergraduate or graduate student hire support, materials to support CBLR projects.

Community-Based Learning and Research definition:
A credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized activity (direct service, research, creative process, advocacy, consulting) in collaboration with a community entity (organization, industry, business, K-12 schools, local government) for the purpose of mutual beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
 - adapted from Bringle and Hatcher (1996) & the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Crucial to this definition is the “mutual beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” This reciprocal relationship differentiates community-based learning and research from experiential learning.

Grant Details

  • Funding requests are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on funding availability. A total of $10,000 will be awarded for the FY ’21 academic year.
  • UW Bothell faculty members of all career tracks (full- and part-time) are eligible to receive these support grants.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per course.
  • Funding must be spent by the end of the fiscal year and conform to guidelines for the use of state funds. NOTE: Purchase of food is prohibited. Purchase of “gifts” is prohibited.

To apply for funding

  • Submission: Via UW Google Form​ (UW email required)​
  • Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and you will receive a response from the CBLR Office within two weeks.