Application for Community-Engagement Funds

MAPS Application for Community-Engaged Funds

Description and Purpose: To support graduate students in undertaking public-facing research, education, and engagement activities in partnership with a community organization or site and to develop partnerships that advance the principles and practices of diversity in concert with the IAS Mission, Values, and Goals, and the IAS Diversity Plan.

Examples include the design and facilitation of a community-based workshop, course, reading group, or performance. The project should be undertaken under academic supervision, as part of a capstone project or as directed research, and should include a plan for assessing the outcomes, impact, and process of the collaboration/engagement.

Successful petitions will:

  • Demonstrate the feasibility of the project and activities;
  • Demonstrate good fit between the project and the community partner/site, and/or mutual benefits to both the student and the communities/partners engaged;
  • Engage stakeholders in assessment and reflection; and
  • Advance the principles and practices of diversity in concert with the IAS Mission, Values, and Goals, and the IAS Diversity Plan

Grant provision: $200-300 per project. 1-3 awards per year, as funds allow.

Eligibility: Enrolled IAS graduate students who have completed their first academic year coursework.

Procedure:

  1. Fill out this application and submit it electronically. Keep a copy for your records (you will be emailed a copy). Students should discuss the request and their plans with their capstone advisors as well as their proposed faculty advisor/supervisor, if different, before submitting the petition.
  2. Once you receive approval (from the IAS Graduate Program via email), proceed with your work and remember to keep all receipts.
  3. Upon completion of project/activity, contact the IAS Graduate Program to submit your receipts for reimbursement and the brief assessment of your work.

Deadline: Petitions for funds will be accepted on a rolling basis, year-round, and granted as funding permits.

Notification: Applicants will be notified by e-mail within four weeks of application submission.

Certification: By submitting this application, I certify that the information I have entered is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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Advisor communication: Required


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Describe the project and its intended goals (250-word maximum).

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Describe the activities that require funding (including proposed date, time, location) and the nature of that funding (eg, $x for supplies, or food, or space rental). Include all that apply.

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Outline the role and contribution of the community organization or site.

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Outline plans to assess and reflect on the project activities.

Security Question Security Question: Required