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Community Engagement Incentive Grants

The 2021 Application Cycle is Now Open.

As part of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s commitment to community-engaged scholarship, the Vice Chancellor for Research provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the public engagement mission of the university through faculty research partnerships. Proposals may be for community-engaged projects or partnerships that promote the principles of engagement as applied to research. This program is primarily directed at faculty-led initiatives, though involvement of students is encouraged.

The current announcement is for funding awards that will be effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 (Fiscal Year 2021). Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020. Late proposals will not be accepted. Funding shall be available during the 2021 fiscal year only, and must be fully spent by June 30, 2021.