|Public scholarship proposals due Dec. 14|
Proposals are now being accepted from UND faculty for research and creative activity projects involving public or community partners in North Dakota. The UND Center for Community Engagement Public Scholarship Fund has been established with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Public scholarship, also known as public policy research, action research, community-based research, participatory research, and public interest research, usually is concerned with addressing community needs by involving public members in research projects and by making research results broadly accessible. The Public Scholarship Committee encourages multidisciplinary projects, attention to the particular needs of North Dakota, and the involvement of students. A total of $20,000 is available for projects.
The application deadline is Dec. 14; award decisions will be made in January. Two types of projects are eligible for consideration: pre-research proposals from individual faculty members funded for up to $1,000 each and multidisciplinary proposals funded for up to $7,500. Application forms are downloadable from the Web site of the UND Center for Community Engagement: www.communityengagement.und.edu
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2287