Do you want to make a difference?
Your junior paper or senior thesis research can provide useful information to nonprofits and the communities they serve. Through the Barfield Fund for Community-Based Independent Work and other funds, CBLI awards grants through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) to facilitate senior thesis research for upperclassmen conducted in partnership with communities and nonprofit organizations.
Are you interested in Urban Development? Education Reform? Health Policy? Immigration? Homelessness?
Our nonprofit partners work on these issues--and many others--every day. You can ground your scholarship in practice by learning from community-based practitioners. CBLI can help you make a connection to an organization whose work is related to your interests, and vice-versa. Additionally, CBLI can provide guidance and funds for partnerships you establish on your own. Email us at email@example.com about your interests or make an appointment to talk in person.
To be considered for this funding, the application must describe the community partner’s participation in the design and/or implementation of the research project. The topic of the research may be directly related to the organization’s work, for example, or the organization may provide data or contacts. We expect the partner organization to be more than a site for the research and to have their work informed by the findings of the research. The partner organization does not have to be local (Princeton-Trenton area) or a current CBLI partner for an application to be considered.
For summer 2017 apply in SAFE by Tuesday, 3/28/17.
♦ Effect of experiences with captive and non-captive African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) on conservation attitudes, learning, and behavior of visitors
♦ History of the Natural Resources Defense Council
♦ Publically Righting Private Wrongs: Federal Responses to Violence Against Women in India
♦ Sustaining Innovation Homegrown Charter Schools aned the Challenge of Entrepreneurial Leadership in Trenton, NJ
♦ Walking to Improve Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults
Seniors, share your work with a wider audience
Workshop: From the Academy to the Community—Putting Your Thesis to Work
You’ve worked all year on your thesis and have important information to share with the world beyond campus. How do you communicate your findings to a non-academic audience? This workshop will help you boil down your argument and identify your most important (and realistic) recommendations for practitioners and policymakers who care about your subject. Open to all, the workshop will be especially useful to seniors submitting their thesis for CBLI’s Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Based Independent Work, which requires a short report for a public or nonprofit partner. Workshop leaders include Alex Kasdin ’14, Trisha Thorme (Community-Based Learning Initiative), and Amanda Irwin Wilkins (Writing Program).