Community Service-Learning

CSL Grants for Instructors

The CSL Program offers various grants to instructors to support and encourage them to incorporate CSL into their courses. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding any of these awards, please contact


The CSL Program’s Small Grant Fund supports CSL activities that require extra resources beyond the supports routinely provided by the CSL Program and by the applicant’s home department. Small Grant applications are accepted twice a year, in Spring and Fall. *PLEASE NOTE: applicants are eligible to submit for more than one granting cycle, however the proposed project must be unique for each application.

Deadlines to submit an application are:  June 15 for FALL Term / October 15 for WINTER Term.

More Information about the CSL Small Grant Fund can be found here: 

Learn more about previous successful small grant ideas here.


Learn more about the Community-UAlberta Research Connect Portal HERE.


The CSL Partnership Grant funds two-year partnerships between university instructors and community organizations in the Edmonton area that engage U of A students across disciplines. The primary focus of these partnerships must be social change projects, or community-based research.

*PLEASE NOTE: Currently, Partnership Grants are being revised.

Important Dates and Deadlines: TBA

More information about the CSL Partnership Grant can be found here:

  • Guidelines and Terms
  • Project Planning Guidelines
  • Letter of Intent Guidelines
  • Partnership Grant Application Form



With the publishing of the new Arts Academic Plan and the newly emphasized role of experiential learning within the Faculty, CSL wants to alert you to one of our instructor resources: the CSL ISP.   
The CSL Instructor Support Program (ISP) provides new CSL instructors and CSL instructors with large classes (of 40 or more students) with matching funds to be used to employ a Teaching Assistant to support the service-learning components of courses. The ISP will fund up to $5,000 of a Teaching Assistant’s salary, through cost-sharing (50:50) with the instructor’s home department. *Please note this is a one-time only fund and applicants are only eligible to apply once.

Teaching Assistants funded through the ISP can be engaged in the following type of activities:
  • Helping instructors to build a dynamic and innovative CSL community in their classrooms
  • Assisting instructors in developing creative ways to integrate students’ in-class learning with out-of-class CSL experiences 
  • Helping with logistics of CSL administration in large classes
  • Participating in the assessment of CSL assignments
ISP Grant Administration: 
  • The CSL instructor and TA are required to meet with CSL staff two weeks before the start of classes. A follow-up session to de-brief with CSL staff is also required.
  • Funds will be disbursed at the beginning of term 
The deadline for ISP applications for Fall 2018/Winter 2019 is APRIL 27, 2018.

CSL Instructor Support Program forms can be found here: