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Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, the University Award for Innovative Civic Engagement is a pilot program to discover novel research and learning strategies for university civic engagement among Talloires Network member universities. It provides direct support for the local expansion of civic engagement partnerships to build more equal and inclusive societies. It also facilitates critical reflection as well dialogue and exchange among awardees and members of the Network.


Selected universities will receive a grant award (up to 20,000 USD) and round-trip international air travel, lodging, and ground transportation costs to the Talloires Network Leaders Conference at Tufts University and Harvard University, 24-27 September 2020.

After the conference, selected universities will share their ideas and experiences through a series of blog posts, short articles and online events including an international webinar. Blog posts and discussions will be assembled and edited into a case study narrative for public distribution. The purpose of the reporting requirement is to give participants an opportunity to rigorously reflect on their civic engagement practice individually and as part of a global community of practice.

Application & Timeline:

Complete and submit the University Award Application Form and Instructions before 6 April 2020 at 11:59pm EDT. Selection decisions will be made in May 2020. Travel arrangements and grant disbursements will begin as early as May 2020.

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