Service-learning courses engage students in experiential research and learning that applies theoretical knowledge to investigating and addressing issues that are pertinent to our local communities. As students apply their education directly to community issues, they learn how to collaborate with community partners and use academia as a tool to address the needs of others.
The UHC Service Learning Faculty Grant Program provides Pitt faculty members across all schools and disciplines financial support up to $5,000 to design rewarding and academically challenging undergraduate service-learning courses. Grants can fund the cost of course-related materials, space, transportation, etc. as well as a reasonable sum to reimburse the additional time spent developing a service-learning or community-based research course. These funds cannot be used to pay instructor salaries.