Planning a project with the community?

Below are some tools and sites with information that may be helpful in proceeding with a community engagement project.

UNCW Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement Grants (CEG) support scholarly projects that represent collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams. Projects should advance the development of community partner capacity,
engage students in service learning and/or research, and facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to community‐identified needs. The goal of this community engagement grant is to expand and deepen mutually beneficial relationships among faculty, students, and community partners. See the latest call for CE Grants here>

Questions about the CEG? Please reference the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If your inquiry requires further assistance, please contact Dr. Lori Messinger, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement ( or (910) 962‐3687).

Event Planning Checklists

When planning an event at UNCW or off-campus, there are several steps that you should take to maximize your event's success. UNCW Conference Services offers a checklist can be used as a general guide as you go through the planning process.

See their checklist here >

Another useful on-campus checklist is offered by the Office of Advancement.

See their checklist here >

Student Travel

ETF funds can be used to support student travel if (a) students travel for a class and (b) it is in the course syllabus.

You cannot use general funds for student travel unless the student is an employee and their travel is paid out of the same fund as their employment.

See more about student travel here >

Applied Learning Resources

The Applied Learning and Teaching Community (ALTC) is committed to enhancing applied learning for students by supporting practitioners through a teaching and learning community, encouraging the sharing and adoption of best practices by faculty and staff across disciplines, colleges, and academic experiences at UNCW.

To accomplish this mission the ALTC organizes applied learning workshops, supports ETEAL-funded instructors, helps to plan and facilitate the Summer Institute, and provides applied learning resources and best practice models for faculty and students.

See more about ALTC here >

If you have recommendations for appropriate resources to add to this page, or you have questions related to planning your engagement project, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at (910) 926-3876 or email Ms. Scot Kelly at