ESC Grants Program

Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grants Program for Faculty

Conducting scholarship that is mutually beneficial for the university scholar and for the community is a topic of great interest to members of the Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC). The ESC Scholarship committee has been charged with the role of helping to facilitate this outcome for higher education faculty. In response to this need, a small grants program has been developed.

No indirect costs will be associated with this seed award.

The goals of the program are as follows:

  • Increase faculty involvement in engaged scholarship
  • Increase awareness of the wealth of engaged research/creative activities occurring at member universities
  • Enhance the level and amount of engaged research/creative activities that occur at member universities
  • Enhance the ability of ESC member faculty to conduct engaged interdisciplinary research/creative activities within and between member universities

Guidelines

Faculty at ESC Member Institutions may apply for up to $5,000 to fund a one-year project. Collaborative projects among faculty from more than one discipline and/or at more than one university are encouraged. Funds may be used for faculty, graduate, undergraduate, community partner, administrative stipends; supplies and expenses; and/or project-related travel. Preference will be given to Tenure-Line Assistant or Associate Professors. Fixed-term Professors of Practice may also apply. Funds may not be used for travel to conferences.

Deadlines

  • Applications due: May 15, 2019
  • Notifications: May 30, 2019
  • Grant Period: August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020
  • Presentation: All grant awardees will present plans/findings at the next ESC Conference
  • Final Report Due no later than one month following the conclusion of the grant program

Additional Information

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