ESC Partner Programs
2022 EESW

A Preconference Event of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited, and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.

This year's EESW takes place over two days, immediately before the Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference: Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The theme of the conference this year is "The Impact of Engaged Scholarship: People, Purpose, and Passion" which takes place in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia

The extended deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Applicants for this program should be:

  • Graduate students or junior faculty members with an interest in community engagement and engaged scholarship, and
  • Involved or interested in research that contributes to their discipline while making a positive impact on external stakeholders or advancing the study of engaged scholarship.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • A desire for new learning about engaged scholarship,
  • An interest in working with faculty across disciplines to explore and learn more about how engaged scholarship might be carried out, and
  • The capacity to effectively communicate the results of their research to public, academic, and other external audiences.

Successful applicants will be expected to come to the workshop with an idea for an engaged scholarship project in mind. These projects will be discussed in the context of what is presented during the workshop. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully in activities of the program as well as the larger Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference.

Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to pay a $100 registration fee for the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, in exchange for which they will be provided with admission to all sessions, materials, and meals during the Workshop, as well as free registration to the Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference (a $550 value). Participants are expected to pay for their own travel and lodging. (Please note: The $100 registration fee should not accompany your application. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with payment instructions.)

How to apply:

  • Have your major professor/chair submit a nomination form
  • Submit the EESW application
  • Email your Research Brief to EESW chair, Timothy Shaffer, Associate Professor, Kansas State University (
    • In no more than five (5) double-spaced pages, outline a scholarly project you are working on or plan to work on that addresses a community-based issue and includes community partners, or studies engagement in higher education.
      • What do you want to do?
      • Problem statement
      •  Significance of the problem
      •  Research question(s)
      •  How do you plan to do it?
      •  Research design
      •  Data to be collected
      •  Methods for data collection
      •  Participants/subjects
      • Are community members involved in designing and/or conducting this project?  If so, how are they involved?  If not, could they be involved?  How?