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New Opportunities and Funding: Jan. 19, 2016

Call for Proposals:
2016 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

This year’s Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference will be held October 11th and 12th at the University of Nebraska. Proposals are sought for presentations and posters that will inform or advance the research and practice of engaged scholarship and university-community partnerships through means of research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or service-learning models, collaborative policy development and integration, or successful civic engagement practices. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 15, 2016.

UT is a member institution of ESC, and all UT attendees are eligible for a $100 conference registration discount. In addition, Conference scholarships (registration, travel, and accommodation costs) may be available from UT’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Council. Find out more>>

Call for Papers: Revista Conexão UEPG

Revista Conexão UEPG aims to strengthen the university and society bond by publishing research works about outreach projects carried out in all academic fields. Submitted papers must represent a significant contribution to the specific field of research within the thematic areas of University Extension. The magazine’s publication frequency is quarterly, with publication in April, August, and December.

  • The deadline for publication in April is January 15, 2016.
  • The deadline for publication in August is April 15, 2016.
  • The deadline for publication in December is August 15, 2016.

Artplace America Grants to Help Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

Artplace America will provide $10.5 million in total funding for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. Proposed projects should:

  1. Focus on a neighborhood or other geographic community
  2. Work on a community challenge related to agriculture/food; economic development; education/youth; environment/energy; health; housing, immigration; public safety; transportation; or workforce development
  3. Propose a way that artists, arts organizations, and/or arts activities can help address that challenge
  4. Include a way of knowing whether the project has made progress on the challenge

Pre-registration must be completed by February 16, 2016. Applications are due by March 2, 2016.

Captain Planet Eco-Tech Grants

Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or non-profit organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities. The deadline for grant applications is March 15, 2016.

Ameriprise Financial Grants

Ameriprise is offering grants in three focus areas: 1) Meeting Basic Needs, 2) Supporting Community Vitality, and 3) Volunteer-Driven Causes. Volunteer engagement is a priority across all focus areas; the engagement of Ameriprise employees and financial advisors is a critical component of Ameriprise philanthropy. The next deadline for applications is May 15, 2016.

Call for Papers: The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education (JPSHE) showcases the new disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical practice generated when faculty, staff, students, and institutions engage with communities. In doing so, the journal promotes community engaged teaching, research, and service as forms of public scholarship. JPSHE aims to stimulate dialogue about the ways that community engagement affects the nature and scope of faculty work and, in doing so, transforms our disciplines and institutions. The editors invite manuscripts that address such topics. The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication in the 2016 volume is March 11, 2016.

CCPH Conference Registration – Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships

The 14th international CCPH conference will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA from May 11th – May 14th, 2016. Among the goals of this conference are to:  sharpen community-campus partnerships’ and conference participants’ understanding of the present historical moment and the root causes of health, social, racial and economic inequities; reflect on the potential for partnerships to make change and work toward social and racial justice; and provide an inclusive and dynamic forum to network, share information and build skills. The deadline for early bird rates is February 12, 2016 and the advance registration deadline is April 8, 2016.

Media and Technology MUSE Awards

MUSE awards recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums (GLAM) media. The international Alliance Media & Technology Professional Network’s annual awards are presented to institutions or independent producers who use digital media to enhance the GLAM experience and engage audiences. The MUSE awards celebrate scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

UT Leadership and Service Scholarships for Students

These UT scholarships are available to upperclassmen based on campus leadership as well as campus and community service. Interested faculty may recommend a suitable student. The deadline for applications is February 7, 2016.