The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program is now welcoming applications for the 2021 Fall proposal cycle. Launched in January 2010, the ACES program is a partnership between The American Cultures Center and the Public Service Center. Over the course of its eleven years, the program has successfully supported community-engaged scholarship for more than 100 faculty, and has significantly enhanced learning for students through a combination of teaching and practice, creating new knowledge that has impacted both community partners and the academy.
As we move back to campus this fall, several priorities have been emphasized to support community engagement and engaged scholarship. Proposals from Senate and non-Senate faculty are welcome in the following categories:
- Chancellor’s Public Scholar Faculty Fellowship. Instructors receive $2,000 for participating in a Fall 2021 Faculty Fellowship that includes five workshops exploring community-engaged scholarship. Faculty will participate as part of a cohort, learning and engaging with one another and developing tools to enhance their community-engaged teaching.
- Community Partnership Grants. Open for existing ACES partnerships or for the development of new collaborations with community partners, this $500 funding will be made available to support community partners’ labor, energy, and time in and outside the classroom.
- Chancellor’s Public Fellow. Faculty may apply for $1,500 to be given to a Graduate Fellow of their choice to support the community-engaged scholarship.
Applications are due Friday, July 16 by 5:00 p.m. Visit the American Cultures Center website for more information and to download the application. Questions may be addressed to Victoria Robinson, AC Director, and Andrea Wise, Associate Director of the Public Service Center.
We encourage your application and thank you for the significant efforts being made to support our students and community partners.
Catherine P. Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
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