Faculty Fellows Program

Over 25 years of collaboration between Indiana faculty.

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Faculty Fellows program


Build your engaged research skills with a team of faculty from across the state while also furthering the field of community engagement. During the 18-month learning community experience, faculty work collaboratively on a project that will seek to advance the practice of incorporating community engagement into their teaching, research, and service.

Additionally, each Faculty Fellows cohort is led by a Senior Faculty Fellow and CEA staff member. Contact us to learn more or to discuss grant ideas. Our partners get the benefit of our team's expertise in navigating the grant application process, every step of the way.

Faculty Fellows program

Applicant Qualifications

Faculty of any rank or discipline with experience in implementing quality community-engaged pedagogies into their courses, and who are looking to collaborate on a scholarly project with other engaged faculty from across Indiana. Institution must be a current CEA partner.

Faculty Fellows program


The 2023-2024 Faculty Fellows Program begins July 3, 2023, and concludes on December 31, 2024.

  • Letters of Intent: April 7, 2023
  • Full Proposals deadline: June 30, 2023

Support & Leadership

Senior Faculty Fellow

Each cohort of Faculty Fellows is led by a Senior Faculty Fellow.

The Senior Faculty Fellow is a three-year leadership opportunity for a highly-engaged scholar who serves as a peer mentor to each cohort of selected Faculty Fellows. The Senior Fellow will work closely with CEA to shape the thematic work of each cohort of Fellows, ensuring that there is a common thematic thread connecting each programmatic year.

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Senior faculty fellow

Applicant Qualifications

Faculty of any rank or discipline who have either served as a Faculty Fellow within the last six academic years; or
possess exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of community engagement, and a working knowledge of critical community engagement along with an understanding of the scholarship of engagement and proven leadership skills.

Senior faculty fellow


Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent and a Full Proposal.

  • Applications open January, 2025
  • Letters of Intent are due in February 2025
  • Full Proposal are due in April 2025

Funding Award

Faculty Fellows and Senior Faculty Fellow funding award overview. Please see the terms and conditions for full information.

Faculty Fellows

  • Project Period: 18 months
  • Required Institutional Match: $2,300
  • Full-time Faculty of Any Rank or Discipline
  • Letter of Intent Due: April 7, 2023
  • Full Proposals due: June 30, 2023
  • Biannual Reports in December and June

Senior Faculty Fellow

  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Required Institutional Match: $8,400
  • Previous Faculty Fellow*
  • Letters of Intent due: February, 2025
  • Full Proposal due: April, 2025
  • Biannual reports in December and June

*or possess exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of community engagement

Previous Fellows

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Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Program Coordinator for the Minor in African American Studies, Ball State University, 2021-2022


Ilfa Zhulamanova

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Southern Indiana, 2021-2022

The Results

Previous Fellowship Projects

2008-2009 Fellowship Cohort
Serve at Your Own Risk?: Service-Learning in the Promotion and Tenure Process Read More

2012-2013 Fellowship Cohort
Cooperate—Advancing Your Nonprofit Organization’s Mission Through College and Community Partnerships: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders Read More

2016-2017 Fellowship Cohort
Approaching Critical Service-Learning: A Model for Reflection on Positionality and Possibility Read More

Coorperate A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

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