Request for Proposals: Engaged Department Grant Program

Application deadline: December 7, 2015.

Engaged Department Grant Program

The purpose of the Engaged Department Grant Program is to advance the institutionalization of public engagement at the University of Minnesota by furthering the integration of public engagement into the programmatic features of the department. Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to six to eight departments to plan, establish, implement, and evaluate strategic initiatives that advance the integration of public engagement into the departments’ research and teaching activities.  Refer to the Request for Proposals for the application process and submission guidelines.

Engaged Department Informational Workshop: October 23, 2015

To learn more about the Engaged Department Program, attend the Engaged Department Informational Workshop, taking place on Friday, October 23, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is followed by an optional planning session from 1 to 3 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Recreation Wellness Center, Room 5. 

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use engagement as a strategy for accomplishing departmental goals.  The workshop offers an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the structure and expectations of the Engaged Department Grant Program.  You will also hear from colleagues who have participated in the program and have implemented Engaged Department action plans.  See agenda. This workshop is sponsored by the Office for Public Engagement, and will include participants from the University of Minnesota,  Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota Campus Compact. 

The workshop is free to all University faculty, staff, and community partners though registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.