Academic Outreach Endowment grants available

Applications for academic year 2012-13 are now being accepted to fund community-connected academic projects, for both your courses and individual students. This funding is to facilitate faculty experimentation and is an extension of EIA Civic Engagement’s support to faculty for integrating project-based community-connected opportunities into academic courses.

These grants are awarded from an endowed fund called the Academic Outreach Endowment and are available to faculty and returning undergraduate students.  Applications are reviewed for methodologies such as “community-based learning,” “engaged scholarship,” and/or “participatory action research” for engaged learning through addressing real problems and issues in the community—involving reciprocity and reflection—and in particular when the results of that learning have a public benefit. Projects can be local, national, or international. Grants can be awarded to faculty in any academic discipline.

For more information, please refer to the following web site, go/aoe . To apply, complete and return the on-line application form by April 1st. A faculty committee will review and select awardees. Notification will occur by April 15th.

If you have any questions about (or would like help with) the Academic Outreach Endowment grant application process, I am happy to meet individually to discuss your particular interests.

Please note that my office is in the Center for Education in Action: Careers, Fellowships and Civic Engagement, located in Adirondack House. I can also be reached through email ( or phone (802.443.5082).

With warm regard,


Tiffany Nourse Sargent ’79
Director, Civic Engagement
Center for Education in Action: Careers, Fellowships, Civic Engagement
Middlebury College  |   Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5082  |


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