Charles R. Bantz Chancellor's Community Fellowship

Community-engaged research and scholarly activities

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 in 2015. This fellowship reflects Chancellor Bantz’s dedication to research that creates university-community partnerships that result 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. 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 goal of the Bantz Community Fellowship is to support 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 partners in a year-long scope of work that is of mutual value and interest
  3. Result in meaningful community impact

Proposals are welcome from IUPUI tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty. Selection guidelines and an downloadable application for the 2017–2018 Charles R. Bantz Fellowship are now available at: Charles R. Bantz Fellowship application link. 


The Bantz Community Fellowship provides one year of support for a collaborative research team (e.g., faculty, student(s), community partners or members) to address a community issue in Central Indiana. To be eligible to serve as a PI on a Bantz Community Fellowship team, the faculty member must have a full-time appointment (e.g., tenured, tenure-track, clinical faculty, lecturer).


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, or other grants and partners.

How to apply

Applicants to the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship must complete all sections of the application form. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017. 

Apply here

For additional information, please contact Teresa A. Bennett, assistant vice chancellor for community engagement, Office of Community Engagement, or Julie Hatcher, executive director, Center for Service and Learning.