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Talloires Network of Engaged Universities and Open Society University Network (OSUN) have partnered to award grants to faculty and graduate students to support their engaged scholarship. Affiliated with TN and OSUN 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 TN and OSUN 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 TN and OSUN 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

Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are now closed.

Learn more about the 2023-2024 award recipients here!