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How can I check the status of my application?

You are welcome to email us any time at to inquire about the status of your application.

How can I access support from the Talloires Network team for my application?

We are available to answer questions, discuss challenges you might face in the application process, and offer advice. We want your proposal to succeed. The best way to reach us is to send an email to We will respond by email, or set up a phone or video conversation, as necessary.

How will applications be selected for funding?

Each eligible final proposal will be reviewed by an international selection committee. Proposals will be evaluated according to these criteria. All finalist applicants are subject to the same criteria. Please remember that incomplete applications will not be considered.

What additional opportunities are available if my proposal is not selected for an award?

We appreciate that preparation of the Innovative University Civic Engagement Award proposal requires substantial time and effort on the part of each applicant. If your application is not selected for an award, we hope that the proposal process will be useful to you, and that you will take advantage of other opportunities to be involved in Talloires Network. As a member of the Talloires Network, applicants also are eligible to participate in the annual MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, the Talloires Network Leaders Conference, and other programs and activities. Later this year, the Network will launch a global community of practice to facilitate the sharing of knowledge among University Award for Innovative Civic Engagement recipients. Participating in this international community of practice will allow you to connect with institutions that are doing similar work in their own communities around the world. Finally, the Talloires Network works to find out about and to expand funding opportunities that could benefit its members, and will make every effort to let you know when new opportunities become available. We may contact you directly if something relevant comes through our office, and you may watch for our newsletter for the full list of resources.

What are examples of partnership costs?

Examples of partnership costs are expenses related to personnel, travel, supplies, monitoring and evaluation, and any costs directly linked to the implementation of partnership activities. Costs may constitute a minimum of 80% of total project expenditure and must be described in detail in the budget.

What are non-eligible costs?

While the Talloires Network does not outline unallowable costs, expenses should be reasonable and directly related to achieving partnership objectives.

What are some examples of eligible costs?

Some examples of eligible costs include: salary costs for university employees and/or community leaders who play a central role in managing the partnership, transportation costs for travel to and from the community and the university, costs for equipment and supplies that directly support the aims of the partnership (e.g., medical supplies for partnerships focused on health and well-being, seeds and soil for partnerships focused on climate justice, mobile electronic devices for partnerships seeking to advance access to higher education for excluded and disadvantaged populations.), costs associated with monitoring and evaluation (e.g., training courses, computer software).

What are some examples of non-eligible costs?

Some examples of non-eligible costs include: books, cell phones, conference registration fees, hotel costs, membership in professional organizations, magazine or journal subscriptions, office furniture, and gifts.

What happens after the deadline of April 6?

After April 6, you will receive an email within two business days confirming our receipt of your application. Applicants will be notified in May 2020 as to whether their application will receive an award. Awards will be publicly announced no later than June 2020.

How will final proposals be selected for funding?

Each eligible proposal will be reviewed by an independent selection committee comprised of global leaders in the fields of higher education and civic engagement. Selection committee members will include current or former heads of Talloires Network member universities, current or former heads of national and regional networks for university civic engagement, current or former heads of university centers or programs for civic engagement, and seasoned leaders from other sectors, such as leaders from philanthropic organizations who are committed to civic engagement in higher education. Finalists may be contacted and asked to provide additional information, including contact information for university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community members involved with the civic engagement partnership. In some cases phone interviews may be requested. An international selection committee will then deliberate and select awardees.


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