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Deadline for Outreach and Engagement fellowships is November 2

Prepared by Maggie Hurm, communications intern in the Center for Applied Research and Economic Development

August 23, 2012 | Brandi Schwartz
Brandi Schwartz
Marketing Coordinator Division of Outreach and Engagement 812/464-1854

The deadline for fellowships presented by USI’s Division of Outreach and Engagement is Friday, November 2. The fellowships include the newly introduced Outreach and Engagement Interdisciplinary Fellowship, the Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Faculty Outreach and Engagement Fellowship, the Darrel Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Fellowship, and the New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fellowship. Applicants will be considered for projects that demonstrate a propensity to enhance faculty research while supporting economic development, community development, or quality of life improvements in southwest Indiana.

Outreach and Engagement Interdisciplinary Fellowship
Outreach and Engagement coordinates and supports outreach activities of the University. Its mission is to extend the resources of the University, through education and training programs, assessment activities, consulting, applied research, service learning, and related services which assist in the educational, human resource, and economic development of southern Indiana.

A maximum of $12,000 will be awarded to USI faculty members (and if appropriate, students) across disciplines while benefitting community partners. Funding is provided through collaboration between Historic Southern Indiana, the Center for Applied Research and Economic Development, and Historic New Harmony to promote outreach and engagement activities.

Projects must involve collaboration among faculty in three or more academic disciplines.

Applicants must have an identified and willing regional community partner.

To apply, click here.

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Faculty Outreach and Engagement Fellowship
The Center for Applied Research and Economic Development (CARED) serves as a “front door” for businesses and organizations that wish to work with the University. CARED mobilizes the resources of the University, including its faculty, students, and staff, to help regional businesses and organizations thrive.

CARED will award up to two $4,000 CARED Faculty Outreach and Engagement fellowships to USI faculty members who would like to pursue a regional engagement project that focuses on a community-based applied research initiative. Projects may include, but are not limited to, measuring the impact of a local or regional social program, conserving environmental programs, or identifying southwest Indiana business cluster opportunities.

Applicants must have a regional external partner or organization.

The fellowship is designed to fund faculty applied research which could not otherwise be financially supported by the organization benefiting from the proposed project.

Click here for more information.

Darrel Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Fellowship
Historic Southern Indiana is an outreach program working in the areas of historic preservation, history education, heritage tourism, community development, and scenic byways.

One $4,000 Darrel Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Fellowship is available to support scholarly work in the areas of consulting, research, service learning, or creation of workshops/institutes by USI faculty.

Priority will be given to projects that propose a benefit to Historic Southern Indiana’s constituents.

Click here for more information.

New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fellowship
Historic New Harmony and the University of Southern Indiana established a partnership in 1985, encouraging cultural and educational programs, while maintaining the historic properties of New Harmony’s utopian legacy. The partnership creates fellowships between people and communities by allowing students, teachers, and scholars to experience and explore New Harmony’s living laboratory.

Presented by Historic New Harmony, the USI New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fellowship can award up to $20,000 of funding annually. Awarded on a competitive basis, up to four grants may be distributed each year.

The fellowship is designed for projects that will engage faculty and/or students in learning experiences in New Harmony, while simultaneously providing benefit to the town. Projects may take the form of applied research, service learning, technical support, consulting, internships or co-ops, class projects, or other activities that are designed to produce a product that is mutually beneficial to a New Harmony partner as well as the USI representative, Historic New Harmony, and the University.

Examples of subject areas for study may include, but are not limited to, small town sustainability, audience research, business development, and science education.

Each project must have an identified New Harmony partner that has been consulted with the staff of Historic New Harmony. Projects should have specified outcomes that are measureable upon completion of the project.

Click here for more information.

Questions about these fellowships can be directed to Elissa Bakke, assistant director of the Center for Applied Research and Economic Development, at 812/454-8946 or eibakke@usi.edu.

 

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