Interested in starting a community project or participating in engagement scholarship?

Students, faculty, staff and academic and administrative units, as well as community organizations that have established a partnership with a campus unit, are eligible to request seed funding. A community seed fund request must be placed by the community organization’s academic partner.  Four or five projects are funded each year.

Proposals should be for new projects.  Click here for more information.

National Science Foundation Opportunities

Community Affairs hosted the National Science Foundation (NSF) Videoconference on April 3, 2012 providing information about the following two opportunities for students.  Interested students should contact our office for technical assistance, understanding of funding expectation and feedback on proposals that they plan to submit.

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.”

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“The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU programs.”

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