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University of Louisiana System Service-Learning Council’s

Travel Grant Application


ULS Serves is sponsoring awards for faculty and staff to attend the 2010 Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education on March 3-5, in Athens, Georgia.  This year’s Gulf South Summit theme is People, Place, & Partners: Building and Sustaining Engagement in Critical Times.  National speakers and more than 350 practitioners from over 12 southern states are expected at this year’s Summit on best practices in service-learning and civic engagement.

The mission of the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement. ( )

By awarding professional development travel grants to teams from each University of Louisiana System School, the System’s Service-Learning Council will expand institutionalization of service-learning among and between the system schools by increasing the number of faculty and staff on each campus familiar with best practices in service-learning.  


ULS  Serves is offering travel grants to enable faculty and staff members from each of the University of Louisiana System Schools to travel to and attend the 2010 Gulf South Summit.  Each University’s team must be willing to attend the entire Summit and in turn offer knowledge and skills gained at the Summit to their campus peers, at a regional UL System Training, and at the ULS-Serves Conference in August 2010. Recipients must report the number of faculty members trained as a result of their training efforts.


Eligible Applicants:  


Faculty and staff members from each of the University of Louisiana System schools are eligible to apply. Although presentation at the 2010 Gulf South Summit is not a condition of eligibility, preference will be given to presenters at the 2010 Gulf South Summit.


Grant Award Amount:  


Grant awards will be up to $2220 per person with which to cover food, travel, lodging and Summit registration.  Although there is no matching requirement, all expenditures must be in accordance with the State of Louisiana Travel Guidelines (LA State Employees’ General Travel Regulations for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 [PPM No. 49]). 


Submitting Proposals:                  


Detailed contact information for the applicant must be provided along with an estimate of expenses in the proposed budget.  Grant funds may only be used to pay for Summit registration, as well as associated food, travel and lodging expenses, not to exceed the maximum allowed as per LA State Employees’ General Travel Regulations for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 [PPM No. 49]. 


The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, January 28, 2010.  Please complete the online application at Gulf South Summit Travel Grant Application.


Requirements of Accepting a Grant:       


 As a recipient of a Travel Grant, the applicant agrees to:


  • Attend the Gulf South Summit in Athens, Georgia, from March 3-March 5, 2010 (Registration, Opening Reception & Poster Session begins at 5pm on Wednesday, March 3; Final Concurrent Session ends at 4:45pm Friday, March 5.
  • Submit the reimbursement request to University of Louisiana System for travel expenses no later than Friday, March 12, 2010.
  • Conduct (with fellow institutional team mates) at least one professional development workshop on service-learning at his/her respective campus by the end of the spring semester/quarter.
  • Present at least one regional UL System Training during the Spring 2010 Semester (there will be one training in Northern Louisiana and one training in Southern Louisiana between Feb. 2010 – April 2010).  Assistance with travel expenses is possible pending availability of funds.
  • Present at the ULS-Serves Conference in August 2010. Assistance with travel expenses is possible pending availability of funds.
  • Submit to the University of Louisiana System an agenda for all workshops conducted, copies of training materials, and a log of all faculty/staff members in attendance. 
  • Use the Learn and Serve America logo on all published materials.
  • Include the notation, “Funded by ULS Serves and Learn & Serve America” on any materials related to this project.


Review Process:


The faculty and staff members will be selected through a brief subgrant application process.  As with past awards, applications will be submitted online and scored by random pairs of Service-Learning Council members.  The council will then forward their rankings to respective Provosts for final designation of awards.


Contact Information:                     


For more information contact Caprice Ieyoub via e-mail at or via telephone at (225) 342-6950.


Program funded by Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America – Higher Education.

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