The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program is now welcoming applications for the 2022 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 twelve 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 university.
Proposals from Senate and non-Senate faculty are welcome in the following categories for Fall 2022 implementation:
- Community Partnership Grants. Open for existing ACES partnerships or for the development of new collaborations with community partners in both AC and non-AC courses, 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 awarded to a Graduate Fellow of their choice to support the community-engaged scholarship. The Fellow could serve one of the following roles:
- facilitate structured reflection within the course;
- act as a liaison among the faculty, students, and community partners; or
- assist with syllabus design.
Applications are due Friday, September 9 by 5:00 p.m. Visit the American Cultures Center website for more information and to apply. Questions may be addressed to Victoria Robinson, AC Center Director.
We encourage your application and thank you for the significant efforts you are making to support our students and community partners.
Oliver M. O'Reilly
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
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