Incentive Grants for Engaged Scholarship
The application period for AY 2024-2025 will open on March 1, 2024.
Community Relations & University Engagement (CRUE) announces faculty grant opportunities to support community engaged scholarship (CES; also referred to as engaged scholarship, defined below). All California State University San Marcos faculty are eligible to apply.
Community partner meetings and hospitality
Materials for interviews to assess community partner needs
Learning opportunities (e.g., attendance to trainings, workshops or conferences focused on community partnerships)
Attendance at community events (e.g., registration, tickets, booth fees)
Design and implementation of engaged scholarship research project or creative activity
Development of curricular or pedagogical strategies involving engaged scholarship
Collaboration with a community organization by providing subject matter expertise
- Travel to conference to present on an engaged scholarship project
Priority will be given to project proposals that are in their first two years of partnership. Priority is also given to proposals that are rebuilding partnerships and collaborations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant funds will be available for use from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. A range of $500-$5,000 will be awarded per proposal. All professional development funds must be spent and all paperwork appropriately completed prior to June 30, 2024. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to follow up on any documentation/travel claims with their respective department before the deadline.
*DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP
Community Engaged Scholarship (CES) is centered on a mutually-beneficial collaboration between the university and a community partner outside the academy. The purpose of the collaboration is to bring together the specialized knowledge of the university with the specialized knowledge of the community to generate new knowledge that is applied to solve critical issues of interest to both. CES meets the needs of the community partner as defined and expressed by the partner, with measurable outcomes. The collaborative work is characterized by robust participation by both the university and community partners and results are disseminated to all partners and beyond.
- By community we mean an organization, entity, or simply people, outside of academia.
- By engaged we mean a partnership between community members and the university that is marked by mutual respect, in which all partners are significantly and equitably involved in the partnership, community needs are the motivation for the partnership, and the goals and outcomes of the partnership are mutually beneficial.
- By scholarship we mean a process of inquiry that applies a suitable methodology to answer a question driven by community needs and goals, and that contributes to a body of knowledge. The outcomes of CES include both traditional peer-reviewed products as well as items of use to the community partner that would not have been created without the scholar’s input.
**DEFINITION OF PUBLIC GOOD
The term “public good” speaks to the commitment to civic [engagement] and social responsibility, to serving and protecting ... [societal well-being]. It implies a moral obligation on the part of individuals and institutions to attend to social problems.
~ Higher Education for the Public Good: A Report from the National Leadership Dialogues