Howard R. Swearer Engaged Faculty Awards

The Howard R. Swearer Engaged Faculty Awards are annual awards that recognize and celebrate excellence in community-engaged scholarship by Brown University faculty. For more information about the awards' purpose, criteria, and review process, see the full call for nominations.

The Engaged Faculty Awards for Research and Teaching may also serve as a springboard for nominations to national awards such as the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.

Structure

Two awards are presented annually:

  • The Engaged Faculty Award for Research honors faculty whose research engages community partners in reciprocal relationships to co-produce knowledge, resulting in public value and recognizable scholarly impacts in their field(s) of inquiry.

  • The Engaged Faculty Award for Teaching recognizes innovative pedagogy that produces high-impact learning experiences and collaborative educational partnerships that address major social challenges and contribute to tangible public benefit.

Each faculty award carries a $5,000 total prize, $3,000 of which goes to the faculty recipient’s department for their professional development, research, or other appropriate uses, and $2,000 to their designated community partner(s).

Eligibility

Engaged Faculty Award for Research: All faculty (including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, medical faculty, adjuncts, visiting faculty, and postdoctoral fellows) are eligible. 

Engaged Faculty Award for Teaching: All faculty (including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, medical faculty, adjuncts, visiting faculty, and postdoctoral fellows) who teach undergraduate and/or graduate students are eligible. 

Faculty may nominate themselves for these awards or be nominated by other faculty, administrators, students, or community partners.

Apply

Nominations for the 2023 Engaged Faculty Awards may be submitted in UFunds from November 30, 2022, through February 24, 2023, at 5pm Eastern time.

Nominations require a nomination form, a CV and a one-page statement from the nominee, and two letters of support (from faculty, students, and/or community partners). See the full call for nominations here.

Past Recipients

2022 Engaged Faculty Award Recipients – Dr. Kevin Escudero & Dr. Irene Glasser

2021 Engaged Faculty Award Recipients – Dr. David Sobel, Dr. Catherine Trimbur, and Dr. Rahul Vanjani

2020 Engaged Faculty Awards Recipients – Brad Brockmann '76, JD, MDiv & Dr. Elena Shih

2019 Engaged Faculty Awards Recipients – Dr. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry & Dr. Amy Remensnyder

 

Contact

Julie Plaut ([email protected]), Director of Engaged Scholarship, Swearer Center