Community Engagement Grant


COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES


Community Engagement Grant (CEG) Guidelines
FY 2015 APPLICATION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, AT NOON.
Questions: Email Lindsey Smith at lindsey.c.smith@okstate.edu

 


The College of Arts & Sciences Community Engagement Grant (CEG) provides support for full-time faculty to conduct community engaged research/scholarly activities. For the purposes of this award, community engagement meets the Carnegie Foundation definition:
Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.
(http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/descriptions/ community_engagement.php)
For more information about community engagement scholarship, see the following site for the Engaged Scholarship Consortium, of which OSU is a member: http://engagementscholarship.org/

 


Eligible Applicants


Applicants must be full-time faculty of any rank in the College of Arts and Sciences in academic year 2014-2015. Deliverable reports must have been received for previous A & S awards prior to consideration.
Award Level and Funding Period
Awards are for a maximum of $2,500 and can be used for summer salary, research assistants, supplies, and travel. Summer salary can only be used in July or August 2014. Funds become available on July 1, 2014 and must be used by June 30, 2015.


CEG Application Format


Proposals must not exceed two, single-spaced pages.
All applicants must include requirements 1 through 6 below, and proposals must be single spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. Times New Roman 11 or larger is required. The applicant’s name and department should be listed as a header in the upper right hand corner of each proposal page.
Appendices and other attachments will be returned to the applicant without consideration.


1. Proposal Title
2. Abstract (one paragraph overview of research/creative activity)
3. Project Description: approach, methods, expected outcomes, community impact, and how project will enhance your scholarly career and advance your field in the area of community
engagement. For the purposes of this award, community engagement meets the Carnegie Foundation definition: “collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”
4. Deliverable. An explicit deliverable may include (but is not limited to) the following: proposal to an external sponsor, new center or institute, series of seminars/presentations, on-site services, community problem solving or focus groups, service learning, journal article or book chapter, artistic exhibition or performance.
5. Budget (not to exceed $2,500). Funds can be used for summer salary, travel, graduate assistants, and/or supplies/other. Funds cannot be moved between categories after the budget has been approved. Include in your budget anticipated and/or pending support from other source(s).
Omission of a budget will cause the proposal to be returned without review.
6. Abbreviated CV (limit to two pages)


Submission Information and Deadline


Proposals must be submitted to your department head first; therefore check with your department for internal deadlines. The department head will submit all proposals as one packet addressed to Tory Lightfoot, 202 LSE, BY NOON, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014. For questions, email Lindsey Smith, Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement, at lindsey.c.smith@okstate.edu.


Notification of Funding Decision


Proposals will be evaluated by a panel consisting of three or more anonymous faculty. Panel members will independently review and rank each application using these guidelines.
Applicants and Department Heads will be notified of funding decisions via email on March 17, 2014. Those accepting funds will be asked to submit a short deliverable to administratively close out the award by October 15 2014 (summer salary): July 15- following year (travel and supplies).