How to fund your public engagement project
Call for Proposal 2012-2013
During the spring 2010 semester, the Institute for Public Engagement conducted an extensive planning process focused on the question of how the Institute can best serve the needs of faculty. A series of efforts have been defined to support faculty efforts that focus on service learning, community based participatory research and public engagement.
The Institute for Public Engagement seeks proposals for efforts to be implemented during the 2012-2013 academic year for the following programs. All proposals will be reviewed by the Institute for Public Engagement Faculty Advisory Committee:
Community Fellows Program:
The Institute supports efforts to integrate the voice of practitioners and community leaders into course work through the Community Fellows program. Community Fellows are individuals who are invited by faculty to participate in a course as an integral part of the course instruction. Community Fellows may regularly speak to a class, teach some portion of the class or serve as a resource in other ways, as determined by the faculty. The Community Fellows program may be used to support extra costs to the course. In limited instances, for Community Fellows from outside Winston-Salem, the Institute will provide housing.
Proposal for Community Fellows may be submitted for the 2012-2013 academic year on a rolling basis and should include the course description, information about the Community Fellow and the support requested.
The Engaged Scholarship Fund:
The Engaged Scholarship Fund provides financial support to spur the development of academically-driven, community engagement projects that further the good of society. The Engaged Scholarship Fund provides support for each faculty recipient for multi-purposed research that meets the following criteria:
- Promote scholarly work aimed at community problem solving;
- Engages the community in the problem-solving;
- Engages students in substantive ways in the field work and serving learning connected to the problem solving and research.
Proposals for support should include a description of the project which addresses each of the three criteria listed above.
Public Engagement Mini-grants:
The Institute supports public engagement efforts through a small grant program intended to offset the costs not exceeding $700 associated with service learning and public engagement projects. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year beginning August 29, 2012.
Faculty Panels on Public Engagement:
Public engagement is emerging as a distinct area of academic and scholarly work. To promote the cross-disciplinary work occurring at Wake Forest University, and to highlight the innovation that is occurring at our university, the Institute for Public Engagement will support faculty participation, either as individual presenters or as an assembled panel, at professional conferences.
Proposals that highlight academic components to public engagement or service learning are sought, with support available for travel and related costs as appropriate. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 29, 2012 and proposal submission forms will be available online.