ESC Grants Program
Application Procedures and Process

Conducting scholarship that is mutually beneficial for both university scholars and communities is the very foundation of engaged scholarship. Through the Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grants Program, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium is providing financial support that helps facilitate positive outcomes for both scholars and communities.


Faculty and staff from ESC Member Institutions may apply for up to $5,000 to fund a one-year project. Collaborative projects among faculty and/or staff from more than one discipline and/or at more than one university are encouraged. Funds may be used for faculty, graduate, undergraduate, community partner, and administrative stipends; supplies and expenses; and/or project-related travel. No indirect costs will be associated with this seed award. Funds may not be used for travel to conferences.


  • Application deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Notifications to applicants: Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Grant Period: August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024
  • Final Report: Due no later than one month following the conclusion of the grant program
  • Presentation: Grant awardees are encouraged to submit a proposal to present their grant-funded work/findings at the next ESC Conference


Questions related to the ESC Grants Program may be directed to Daniela Susnara (, Director of Planning and Assessment for Community Engagement, University of Alabama or Benjamin Berger (, Executive Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College.

Additional Information

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