Outreach Award proposals due April 12

Outreach Award proposals due April 12

Faculty and staff from the Build a Better Book Project interact with a 3D version of children's book designed for those with impaired vision. This project is partially funded through a CU Boulder Outreach Award. (Photo by Sue Postema Scheeres, CU Boulder)

Feb. 4, 2019

CU Boulder faculty who are doing community-based research, teaching or creative work are invited to apply for a CU Boulder Outreach Award.

Applications are due April 12 at 5 p.m. for these awards, which annually fund outreach and engagement work that meets public needs and interests.

Individual faculty applicants may request up to $9,000 for each project; interdisciplinary or interdepartmental faculty groups may request up to $24,000 for a single, collaborative outreach project.

Applicants are encouraged to review guidelines prior to applying. The online submission form will be available March 11.

The CU Boulder Outreach Committee, composed of faculty and staff from multiple academic disciplines, oversees the award process. Last year the committee awarded funds to 34 individual and interdisciplinary outreach and engagement projects that served communities, K-12 constituents and citizens with limited access to university programs.

Since 1999, more than 774 projects totaling nearly $5 million have been funded through the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.

These projects must connect CU Boulder faculty-led research, creative work or teaching with community needs, interests and activities. Outreach and engagement is defined as the ways faculty, staff and students collaborate with external groups in mutually beneficial partnerships that are grounded in scholarship and consistent with the role and mission of a comprehensive, public research university.

Questions? Contact Jeanne McDonald, Assistant Director, Office for Outreach and Engagement.


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