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New Harmony Outreach & Engagement Grant

New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fund

The New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fund (NHOE) is a project development fund established in 2010 to provide underwriting, in full or in part, to encourage and support University of Southern Indiana faculty, staff, or student outreach or engagement initiatives in and around New Harmony, Indiana.

Projects may take the form of applied research, service learning, technical support, consulting, internships or coops, class projects, or other activities that are designed to produce a work product that is mutually beneficial to a New Harmony partner as well as the USI representative, Historic New Harmony, and the University. Each project must have an identified New Harmony partner and is to be designed and completed in consultation with the staff of Historic New Harmony. Projects should have specified outcomes that are measurable upon completion of the project.

Funding is available for up to four projects that will engage faculty and students in learning experiences in New Harmony while being beneficial to the town. Funds are to be awarded on a competitive basis, and grant amounts average from $6,000-$8,000. The application deadline will be early November for projects that may begin the following summer. Project Guidelines and Application Materials

The Fund will be managed by a committee chaired by the director of Historic New Harmony. For more information, including student inquiries about internship opportunities, contact Leslie Townsend at 

Scholars with research interests consistent with the mission of Historic New Harmony can also apply for funding through the Endowment for New Harmony Studies. Please contact Leslie Townsend for more information on this opportunity.

Summary of Past Projects


  • “Designing a Model Elder Care Program for a Rural Community,” Dr. Marie Opatrny, associate professor, Social Work ($5,956)


  • “Development of a Modern Collection of Thomas Say’s Insects at New Harmony,” Dr. Eric McCloud, associate professor, Biology ($7,240)
  • “New Harmony-New Lanark Field School,” Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, associate professor, Communications ($7,250)


  • (cont.) “Development of a Modern Collection of Thomas Say’s Insects at New Harmony,” Dr. Eric McCloud Associate Professor, Biology ($7,240)

“Estimating the Horizontal and Vertical Integration of New Harmony’s Brand,” Dr. Perry Burnett, assistant professor, Economics; and Dr. Chad Milewicz, assistant professor, Marketing. ($7,900)
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