Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship
The Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship is designed for aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Any returning, full-time undergraduate team of students at UNC are eligible to apply. The fellowship is named in honor of alumnus Robert Emmet Bryan (1904-1975), a native of Newton Grove, North Carolina, who was a strong supporter of public service.
Community Engagement Fellowship
The Community Engagement Fellowship awards each year a maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection. The fellowship runs from March-October with seminar participation occurring in the spring and fall and project implementation during the summer. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams.
Davis Projects for Peace Award
The Davis Projects for Peace Award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The program is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist, who celebrated her 100th birthday in 2007 by committing $1 million for 100 projects for peace. She was so pleased with the outcome that she has continued funding these projects each summer.Learn More
Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
The Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, "Service above Self." Two awards, one for an international project (of up to $3,000) and one for a local area project (of up to $2,000) are given. The award is named for the late Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and long-time member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, in recognition of his distinguished career at the University and his commitment to helping others. UNC-Chapel Hill recognized student organizations, and undergraduate and graduate students (individually or in teams) may apply, as long as they are continuing their studies following the completion of their project.Learn more
The Carolina Center for Public Service strengthens the University's public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.