Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship

In 2015 in recognition of the leadership and contributions of Charles R. Bantz to the IUPUI campus and Indianapolis community IUPUI established the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship. This fellowship reflects Charles Bantz’s dedication to research that creates university-community partnerships and results in community impact.

The Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship aligns with IUPUI’s strategic goals to deepen IUPUI’s commitment to community engagement (see  The Bantz Community Fellowship is funded through charitable gifts and campus support and is jointly supported by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Office of Community Engagement.

The Bantz Community Fellowship supports community-engaged research and scholarly activities that:

  1. Reinforce and deepen campus-community engagement and research partnerships;
  2. Leverage the knowledge, skills, and innovative talents of IUPUI faculty, students, and community partner(s) in a year-long scope of work that is of mutual value and interest;
  3. Result in meaningful community impact. 

Eligibility:  The Bantz Community Fellowship provides one year of support for a collaborative research team (i.e., faculty, student(s), community partner/members) to address a community issue in Central Indiana.  Research teams must be led by a full-time faculty member who will serve as the Primary Investigator on the project.  To be eligible to serve as PI on a Bantz Community Fellowship team, the faculty member must have a full-time appointment (Tenured, Tenure-track, Clinical Faculty or Lecturer).  Collaborative teams will include graduate and/or undergraduate students (full-time enrollment in an IUPUI program, in good academic standing), and a designated community partner/organization.

The Bantz Community Fellowship will be awarded through a competitive application process on an annual basis.  Proposals may request up to $50,000, with a required additional cash or in-kind match (minimum 20%) from the school, community partner, and/or other grants and partners.

Applicants to the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship must complete all sections of the application form.  Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018

Awards and Event Recognition:  Applicants will be recognized at the Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase on Tuesday, April 11, 2018.  Awards will be made at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Additional Information:   Fellowship Program Questions - Teresa A. Bennett, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, Office of Community Engagement, ude[dot]iupui[at]tennebkt, 317 278-9173; Academic/Faculty Advice - Dr. Julie Hatcher, Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning, Office of Community Engagement, ude[dot]iupui[at]rehctahj.

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