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Community and Civic Engagement Faculty Support

Community & Civic Engagement Project Support Grant 2019 Application Criteria

Associate Dean for Educational Affairs Giovanna Summerfield invites College of Liberal Arts’ faculty to apply for funding in the amount of $1,000 to support community and civic engagement projects associated with faculty teaching and research. Projects must include non-university collaborators, and the funds may be used for any university-approved expenditure related to the project.  Funding may be renewable for an additional year based on the viability and merit of the project.

Two-page applications should include the following:

  • Description of the project, including timeline, participants involved and intended outcomes (research and/or learning; community outcomes).
  • Role of community collaborators in the project.
  • Statement of the faculty’s past experience with related projects.
  • Budget describing anticipated expenses.

A few tips and guidelines:

  • Projects must be completed by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year and reported at a DIVERSITY symposium (CLA's Diversity Symposium is usually held every year in November). 
  • Present a project plan that is detailed and organized. 
  • Describe how the project aligns with the mission of CCE, as well as student learning or faculty research.
  • Describe how community collaborators will be more than recipients of a service or project.

Particularly welcome will be projects in collaboration with “NEW” local and global community partners and with an interdisciplinary perspective that include collaboration with faculty and students from other CLA departments, outside from immediate discipline.

College of Liberal Arts faculty members, including lecturers, at any stage of their careers are eligible to apply. Due to the fact that these grants are designed with the hope to create lasting connections between our student body and the community, there are some exceptions:

  • Specifically excluded from eligibility for support are emeriti as well as faculty members whose contracts will not be renewed for the following year and faculty members who plan to retire or resign their appointments at the end of the current year.

Applications and the applicant’s two-page CV must be submitted by email to clacce@auburn.edu by 5:00p.m., December 6, 2019. 

A faculty committee will review applications based on the criteria and instructions presented above. Applicants will be notified by January 13, 2020

Travel Funds

The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative supports faculty and student travel to conferences related to civic engagement through awards up to $400 for domestic travel and $600 for international travel. Amounts awarded will vary according to budgetary feasibilities, and no one may receive more than one award per academic year. The request should be mailed to Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, 302 Tichenor Hall. Click to read the CCE Travel Funds Procedure for more information.

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Last Updated: October 08, 2020