Applications typically open in August and close in mid-October for awards given for the following calendar year.
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Any returning, full-time undergraduate student teams at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. A team can be made up of as many students as necessary, but only the four most active students should be included in the application. Individuals may also apply, but team applications often offer stronger proposals. The Bryan Fellowship is focused on projects in the early stages of development, so preference will be given to projects that have not been funded or received other significant support prior to this fellowship.
The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. They also gain access to professional development funds, support from APPLES students and staff and invaluable leadership training and personal development.Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December) with applications due in mid-October. After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000.