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The Community Engagement Initiative is dedicated to facilitating scholarly engagement that crosses the missions of teaching, research/creative activities and service. This small-grant program provides faculty from across the university with funds to implement arts and humanities projects that are focused on societal issues in Delaware.
For example, projects could consider solutions to challenging health, education and social issues through arts and culture. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged but not required. The project may be classified as engaged research/creative activities, teaching, or service.
Projects may be curricular or co-curricular in nature. The project must include undergraduate and/or graduate students and may incorporate more than one discipline and a community partner.
Grants applications open on October 1, 2018. The deadline is at 5:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018, with notification by December 3, 2018. Projects should be completed by December 2019.
Up to $4,000.00 per project.
Funded proposals must establish a plan that fulfills both university and community interest. Funds may be used to support undergraduate or graduate project staff, consultant fees, community partners, data management, supplies, and other direct expenses. Funds may not support faculty salaries, or travel to meetings to present work. No indirect costs are permitted.
The proposal narrative should be uploaded as a PDF file and should include the following elements:
The proposal may not exceed 1,000 words. The text should be double-spaced and in a standard, readable font and font size.
The proposal must include this signed signature page.
Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:
All investigators receiving funds must submit a final report to the Community Engagement Initiative at the end of the funded grant period.
Funds should be used within one year of receipt.
All recipients of the funds will be required to participate in a learning community that will meet on a regular basis (virtually or in person). The goals of the learning community include providing opportunities to share progress and gaining resources for successful knowledge building and project implementation.