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Apply for Pedagogy Initiative, SURCA, and Strategic Initiative funding through March 15th!        

  • Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiatives: Up to $3,500 in support of one-semester applied learning projects, including course-embedded experiences.
  • Support for Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (SURCA): Up to $5,000.00 in support of Faculty-mentored, Undergraduate Research projects taking place during Summer 2019
  • Strategic Initiatives: 3-year, team-based projects which involve one or more UNCW departments/offices and which work toward a long-term, strategic goal. Funding of up to $10,000.00 per academic year, each year for the three years of implementation, beginning in Fall 2019.
All applications are due by 11:59pm, March 15th, 2019. To apply, visit UNCW's InfoReady page
For questions, please contact

Applied Learning Funding Workshops

The Office of Applied Learning and the Office of Community Engagement are also partnering to provide proposal workshops to help you learn more about these opportunities and prepare your application. Join us in person or via Zoom on Tuesday, February 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm in EB 266, or watch the video recording of the presentation segment of the workshop later on!

The Office of Applied Learning is also hosting a Strategic Initiatives workshop on February 1st, from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Randall Library 2005. Join us there to hear the current Strategic Initiative project leaders discuss the development and implementation of their grant projects, then learn about the logistics of applying for your own strategic initiative award.


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Applied Learning In Action

Applied Learning and Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The Office of Applied Learning partnered with CTE/CFL in Fall 2018 to fund 45 Applied Learning Recovery Grant projects, designed to provide funding to instructors seeking to use applied learning activities to make up for instructional time lost during Hurricane Florence. You can read all about those stories in this piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, linked below: 

Paws4People - Changing Lives

Every year, UNCW students in applied learning projects have the opportunity to positively impact our community while gaining valuable skills and experience. The Assistance Dog Training Program, led by Kyria Henry, gives our students the chance to train and work with service dogs that will go on to assist disabled veterans and community members. In Spring 2014, the Assistance Dog Training Program received ETEAL support and each year the program is providing high-impact applied learning experiences for students and changing the lives of our community members.