Engaged Scholarship Department Grants

Community-Engaged Curriculum Development Grants 

2016-2017 Grant Cycle

This funding opportunity enables departments to develop the new or modified community-engaged courses, advising structures and related programming needed to support the Engaged Scholars Program. It is targeted to departments currently participating in ESP and those intending to apply within the next 1-3 years. 

Background
There are currently 12 concentrations -- and approximately 110 students -- participating in ESP.  Students in ESP complete coursework that links traditional academic study with community engaged learning experiences; an off-campus practicum; and an engaged capstone project or thesis (see ESP program structure and requirements for a more detailed overview).   

Additional departments/concentrations are admitted to the Engaged Scholars Program based on student and faculty interest and the capacity of academic units to support participating students in fulfilling the program requirements. Departments interested in applying to become an ESP department in the next 1-3 years are strongly encouraged to apply for funding through this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Funding Availability, Eligibility and Proposal Requirements
Requests of up to a maximum of $15,000 per department will be accepted.  

The Swearer Center will accept proposals from faculty in departments and concentrations that are currently participating in the ESP or that plan to apply to participate in the ESP in the next 1-3 years. The application is available in UFUNDS.

Please review the full RFP here.