The Office of Service-Learning is offering course development grants over the next three years for faculty interested in developing or redesigning undergraduate courses with a service-learning component for inclusion in the new Local Food Systems Certificate program.
All permanent, full-time instructional faculty from any UGA school or college are eligible to apply. 2011-2012 applications will be accepted until
May 31 and are funded on a rolling basis. Funds for this fiscal year must be spent by Sept. 30, 2012.
Funds for course development grants are provided through a three-year USDA grant to develop an interdisciplinary Local Food Systems certificate program. The LFS certificate provides UGA students with an 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.
Grant guidelines and information on the LFS certificate are available at www.servicelearning.uga.edu.