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The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) offers a variety of opportunities for graduate and professional students to engage with local communities through research, teaching and public service.
  • BPSS Graduate Assistants – To help graduate and professional students share their unique skills with undergraduates, CCPS offers $600 stipends to provide two skills trainings and assist in reviewing the senior portfolios of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Applications for 2018-2019 are due Sept. 17, 2018.
  • Community Engagement Fellowships – CCPS awards $2,000 fellowships to individuals or teams of graduate students to develop and implement innovative public service and engagement projects that address social needs anywhere in the world. Fellows work with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Applications are due Feb. 4, 2019.
  • Course Development Grants – The APPLES Service-Learning program, CCPS and the Office of the Provost provide up to seven $5,000 awards to cultivate new service-learning courses at Carolina. Service-Learning Course Development Grant applications are open to all faculty and graduate instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate or professional student courses. Contact for more information about applying.
  • Public Service News Listserv – Sign-up to receive weekly email updates of service opportunities at UNC and the surrounding community at Public Service News listserv.
For all applications, apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, visit or contact
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