Talloires Network of Engaged Universities and Open Society University Network (OSUN) will be awarding grants to faculty and graduate students to support their engaged scholarship. Affiliated with OSUN and TN member institutions, the faculty and graduate students will work to develop long-term, sustainable community partnerships as a central part of their research, with a goal to develop shared knowledge about issues that align with OSUN and TN priorities. Engaged scholarship is important because it is a practice that facilitates the development of civic capacities – such as courage, humility, and empathy – in university students, staff, faculty, and community partners.
The Fund is only open to faculty members and graduate students at OSUN and TN member institutions.
This community of practice will meet regularly to share ideas and strategies for engaged scholarship across geo-political boundaries, create new and lasting ties among engaged researchers, and organize online workshops for engaged scholars around the world. They will also receive individual support and mentorship for their community-based projects as needed. We invite you to learn more about the previously awarded engaged researchers and their community-based research here.
The Engaged Scholar Award (ESA) is for graduate students pursuing research that integrates community engagement into new or existing scholarship. Award: $6,000
The Engaged Faculty Scholar Award (EFSA) is for faculty whose scholarship incorporates community-based research into new or existing research and supports sustained community partners as long-term collaborators. Award: $9,000
Awardee Expectations and Requirements:
- Attend Awardee Orientation meeting on November 8 or 9 (to be confirmed closer to the application deadline)
- Participate in bi-monthly Zoom meetings to exchange ideas and strategies with cohort members, reflect on engaged research
- Complete and submit short reflection exercises
- Contribute to three international webinars
- Synthesize short reflection exercises into a blog post
Examples of past funded Engaged Research Fund Projects:
- Assessing the needs of the LGBT refugee community in South Africa
- Community partnerships and dementia care in Bulgaria
- Translating the Field: On the Labor of Humanitarian Interpreters
- Mothers and Care-givers in Sex Work: A needs assessment study in South Africa
- Ethnomusicology and Disability studies in London
- Co-Production of Storytelling for Peacebuilding in Colombia
- Arts and Social Change: Honoring Jazz Veterans
- Closeness and Care: Elderly care in Serbia during the Covid19 pandemic
To create your account and register follow the Not Registered link. Use your institutional email when creating your account. Once logged in for the first time you will be asked to complete the registration form. After completing the registration form you will have access to the OSUN Portal as well as the link to the Engaged Research Fund application. Co-applicants must complete registration prior to the application being submitted in order to be included on the application.