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April 30, 2024

Opportunity for funding: Arts and Sciences 'Integrating Engagement Across All We Do' grants available

Submitted by Laura Perez

The K-State Office of Engagement, College of Arts and Sciences, and Chapman Center for Rural Studies seek proposals to support community engagement efforts in the college. The deadline for proposals is June 3.

The purpose of this grant is to encourage faculty to build connections with external partners to "Integrate Engagement Across All We Do," theme 5 in the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan. Proposals from all disciplines across the College of Arts and Sciences are welcome. Funding will support efforts to build or strengthen connections with external stakeholders through teaching, RSCAD and service with the goal of fostering community impact through engagement. Applications should identify community partners or potential community partners and/or potential connections to Extension. Faculty supporting the project must have permanent appointments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

This call includes two tiers for funding: Tier 1 provides up to $2,000 for individual faculty in arts and sciences to infuse community engagement into an existing course offered in regular rotation within their department. Tier 2 provides up to $10,000 for departments or teams seeking to expand or launch a program or project centered on engagement. Funding for each tier may be renewable for a second year. The full funding call can be found at k-state.edu/chapman/research/ieaawdgrant/. To apply, please send a one-page white paper to chapmancenter@k-state.edu by June 3.

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is an award-winning center for public engagement and engaged student research experiences. We especially value proposals that engage the K-State Next-Gen strategic plan. Proposals should reflect this commitment with a clearly stated pathway for broader impact among community stakeholders and opportunities for undergraduate educational experiences. Preference will be given to projects that engage and collaborate with community stakeholders and include opportunities for undergraduates. Programs or courses that show potential for future growth or scalability will be given priority.

Proposals should be submitted to chapmancenter@k-state.edu by June 3 for consideration. Award dates for this cycle are June 15, 2024- June 15, 2026.