UGA was recently awarded a three-year USDA (NIFA) grant to develop an interdisciplinary Local Food Systems certificate program that will provide UGA students with a unique academic opportunity to explore the economic, political, social and cultural aspects of local food systems. A significant component of the grant proposal for the LFS certificate is to develop more academic service-learning opportunities focused on local food issues. The Office of Service-Learning will administer a number of course development mini-grants over the next three years for faculty interested in developing or redesigning undergraduate courses with a service-learning component for inclusion in the proposed LFS certificate program. All permanent, full-time instructional faculty from any UGA school or college are eligible to apply. Applications for this semester are due April 22, and funds must be spent by Aug. 30.
Complete application guidelines are available at www.servicelearning.uga.edu.