Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Resources for Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship Research and Teaching Grants 

Engaged Scholarship Teaching and Research Grants support faculty to develop new or existing courses and research projects. The Lang Center Advisory Committee (comprised of faculty) reviews applications, favoring those that center on equipment, travel, or supply costs (or part-time assistance) directly related to engaged scholarship.

  • Engaged Scholarship Research Grant (ESRG)
    • For the academic year: maximum of $5,000 for RAs, equipment, and travel;
    • For summer: maximum of two RA stipends ($4,800 per RA for 10 weeks of full-time research assistance)
    • Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Engaged Scholarship Teaching Grant (ESTG)
    • For the academic year: maximum of $5,000 for TAs, equipment, travel, and honoraria
    • Deadline for AY 2020-2021 ESTG: May 1, 2020. 

The Lang Advisory committee meets shortly after these deadlines to review the submissions and will follow up thereafter.

Faculty members interested in applying for Engaged Scholarship Teaching and Research Development Grants can submit their request via this form [GoogleForm]

Engaged Scholarship Awards for Faculty 

Ernest A. Lynton Faculty Award in Engaged Scholarship 

The Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes pre-tenure and early career faculty who connect teaching, research, and service to community engagement initiatives. The award recognizes engaged scholarship work across disciplines that is rooted in respect, co-creation of projects, and reciprocity. 

Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award 

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes a post-tenure or middle-to-late career faculty who advance engaged scholarship on their campus. Honorees build strong community partnerships, enable their institutions to commit to service-learning and civic engagement, ser leaders in community-based research, and foster students' civic learning. 

Periclean Faculty Leadership Program 

This program honors faculty leaders who champion engaged scholarship work in their classrooms and community. Faculty Leaders work from a number of disciplines to foster reciprocal learning between students and the community, and promote civil dialogue among all stakeholders. 

Engaged Scholars Initiative 

The Engaged Scholar Program connects leadership from many campuses to advance engaged scholarship work through course design, scholarly writing, practitioner network development, and other professional development offerings. Participants commit to 18 months of ongoing learning and leadership development. 

Past Recipients: Nina Johnson (2018)