Community-Engaged Funding & Scholarship
Supporting faculty and researchers pursuing community-engaged work
In 2022, the university’s promotion and tenure guidelines broadened to recognize and support community and public engagement contributions in research, teaching, and service. IHSI offers a variety of resources and programming for researchers across campus interested in, or already pursuing, community-engaged scholarship.
Foundation Funding for Engaged Research
Foundations are increasingly prioritizing direct engagement and community impact in their funding decisions. These information-packed webinars offer guidance from experienced faculty and the Office of Foundation Relations for several foundations funding community-engaged research.
Funding for Engaged Research: William T. Grant and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations
Funding for Engaged Research: McCormick, Spencer, and Kellogg Foundations
Funding for Health Equity Research: MacArthur and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Building partnerships for community-engaged scholarship
These panel discussions, offered in collaboration with units across campus, provide valuable insights for seeking and growing community collaborations.
Building Effective Extension Partnerships
During this webinar, panelists discuss how to identify opportunities and start building productive and equitable partnerships with Illinois Extension for fieldwork and research. They also answer questions and share advice on how to work together to overcome common challenges.
Building More Effective Community Partnerships
This informative webinar features a dynamic panel of community partners, educators, and researchers. Panelists discuss how they build mutually beneficial partnerships based on trust and equity.
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