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Faculty can apply for small grants to support a community-based initiatives, including field trips, guest speaker honoraria, meeting costs and materials for learning/research activities and reports.


If approved, you will be asked to submit all expense receipts to Funded faculty may be asked to participate in an end-of-the semester meeting to evaluate and reflect on their semester's experience as well as to complete the agreements listed at the end of this application.

How to Apply

Please submit the following application as early as possible in the planning process. Requests are subject to approval by the provost. Please support and explain each item’s relationship to teaching and learning.

Faculty Information

Course Information

Students' Engagement with the Community Partner(s)

Please give name, address, and a brief description of the community partner(s) you plan to work with and how you plan to involve students.*

Assistance with Course/Project Development

Are you interested in JCCE’s assistance in structuring CBL pedagogy, connecting with other Five College faculty, or identifying and developing a community partnership?*


For the purpose of providing the estimate on this form, use the cost estimates provided below. Trip details must be finalized before the Jandon Center can make the reservation. The Jandon Center will contact Facilities Management or an outside vendor to make the arrangements. Award recipients are asked to email the Jandon Center at with trip details not already provided in the application.

These are the trip details needed to make a reservation:

  1. CBL course number
  2. Name of a Five College certified driver (student or faculty member)
  3. Date
  4. Name of destination (including address)
  5. Departure time
  6. Return time

Advance notice of transportation needs provides us with the ability to pass savings on to you.

14 Days Notice

If you can provide all the trip details with at least 14 days’ notice, use these costs for the estimate:

  • $20 for 6-passenger van to Holyoke
  • $30 for 11-passenger van to Holyoke
  • $35 for 6-passenger van to Springfield
  • $45 for 11-passenger van to Springfield

More Than 14 Days

If you think the trip details will not be available at least 14 days in advance, use these costs for the estimate:

  • $80 for van to Holyoke, Springfield or anywhere in MA (6 to 11 passengers)
  • $35 for car (4-5 passengers) to Holyoke or Springfield


Include below types(s); time frames(s); location(s). Include cost estimate here. Also add it into your expense budget below.*


Include below types(s); time frames(s); location(s). Include cost estimate here. Also add it into your expense budget below.*


Include below speaker name(s); time frames(s); honorarium amount(s); travel expense amount(s). Provide the speaker's W-9 information when you confirm their presentation date. Also, add the total speaker(s) estimate to the expense budget below.*

Other needs

Please explain below, and be sure to add to your expense budget.*

Expense budget

Complete a budget estimate by adding all preceding items with associated dollar costs. This estimate can be used during your preliminary meeting with the Jandon Center director. Please include quantities, costs and dates.*

IRB Policy

In accordance with college policy, Smith's Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review any activity that involves collecting information from human subjects. This includes student community-based research projects that use interviews. See Have you sought, or plan to seek, IRB approval for research projects related to this course?*

Funding Agreement

If funded, I agree to provide and follow through with the following:*

  • Receipt for expenses
  • A course syllabus
  • Detailed transportation reservation information
  • Names and W-9 forms, and presentation dates for honoraria recipients
  • Attend an end-of-semester meeting of CBL faculty
  • Roster of all students in the class
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx xls xlsx.