The UAB Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research is launching a new service learning mini-grants program for the fall 2017 semester. These mini grants are intended to directly support activities related to developing, implementing, or expanding academic service-learning opportunities for UAB students.

Applicants may request up to $300 to support local, statewide, or international service learning projects in a designated service learning course. Preference will be given to projects that directly impact the expansion and support of service learning opportunities for UAB students addressing critical community needs. Examples of desired requests include supplies for student outreach projects, travel costs, student background checks, materials for community partner agencies, support for hourly and student workers assisting with the course, and community-based research or outreach activities connected to service learning projects.

In order to apply for a service learning mini grant, faculty members must ensure that the course has received the service-learning attribute (LSL) from the Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research. If the course is not yet a registered service learning course, please apply for the service learning designation here


  • University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty members of all career tracks are eligible to receive the mini-grants.
  • Funding must conform to spending guidelines for the use of state funds. Support for summer salary is prohibited.
  • Recipients must complete a brief year-end project report documenting how funds were used and, if applicable, provide a photo. Recipients are highly encouraged to share news about their courses and projects via social media where appropriate and tag UAB Service Learning in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • The statement below should be included in your project publicity as appropriate: This project is supported by a UAB Service Learning Mini-Grant.
  • Future funding requests will depend on adherence to these guidelines

Requests for Funding

Funding requests for courses offered during the Fall 2016 semester may be submitted immediately. Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on funding availability.

Funding Request Form

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