Community Engaged Pedagogy Fund


Brandeis faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars in any discipline who center community engaged pedagogies in their undergraduate or graduate courses at Brandeis are invited to apply to the COMPACT Community Engaged Pedagogy Fund. The two grants available through this fund support recipients in bringing ethical, reciprocal and sustainable community engagement into Brandeis classrooms.


COMPACT Pedagogy Project Grant

This grant offers up to $2,500 in funds for community engaged research or creative projects that will be conducted in a Brandeis course. Applications for Fall 2023 classes are due Aug. 1, 2023, and applications for Spring 2024 classes are due Dec. 1, 2023

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Community Engaged Pedagogy Mini-Grants

This program offers up to $500 in funding to bring community partners to campus as guest speakers in a class (e.g., honoraria), to bring students off campus for a specific community engaged project or event or to conduct small-scale community engaged research or creative projects in a Brandeis course. Grant applications for AY23-24 are being accepted on a rolling basis, for as long as funds remain available.

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To view past grant winners please see below:

2022-23 Recipients


Please send any questions about the Community Engaged Pedagogies Fund and/or the application process to

We also encourage faculty to consider applying for Teaching Improvement, Experimentation, and Research (TIER) Grants and/or external funding. COMPACT staff will be glad to meet with you to discuss these opportunities.

2023-24 Recipients of the COMPACT Community Engaged Pedagogy Fund!

Emilie Diouf

Pedagogy Project Grant

"Tying the Kaleesu: Archiving Cultural Heritage with Africano Waltham”

Course: Refugee Stories, Refugee Lives (ENG 52a)

Community Partner: Africano Waltham

Rachel Raczka

Pedagogy Project Grant

Course: Contemporary Media: Internship and Analysis (JOUR89A)

Community Partners: Multiple Waltham-based organizations

Professor Colleen Hitchcock & Professor Rachel Kramer Theodorou (ENVS & Education Programs)

Project Grant

"Community Engagement in Participatory Science"

Course: Participatory Science: Bridging Science, Education & Advocacy (EBIO 33b)

Community Partners: City Nature Challenge & Earthwise

Sara Shostak

Project Grant

"Growing VegRx at Waltham Fields Community Farm"

Course: HSSP Capstone: Food Systems and Health (HSSP 110a)

Community Partner: Waltham Fields Community Farm

Neil Seidel

Project Grant

"Empowering Brandeis Students to Be Part of the Local-News-Desert Solution"

Course: Reinventing Journalism for the 21st Century (Local News) (JOUR 109b)

Community Partner: Brookline.News

Sally Warner

Mini Grant

"Brandeis students march in the March to End Fossil Fuels"

Courses: ENVS 42b Climate Science, ENVS 107B Foundations of Global Environmental Diplomacy (Charlie Chester), GECS 188B Human/Nature: European Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and What to Do About It (Sabine von Mering)

Community Partner: March to End Fossil Fuels


Elena Gonzalez Ros

Mini Grant

"Volunteering in the Waltham Community"

Course: Hisp105A-3 Oral Communication through cultural topics: Health, Practicum: Access to Health, Housing and ESL Resources

Community Partner: WATCH CDC