High-Impact Practices

Calling all creative community projects.

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High-Impact Practices Grant


Supporting the development and implementation of practices that strengthen community-campus partnerships, High-Impact Practices Grants include projects aim to deepen student learning and development as a means of preparing the next generation of civic-minded leaders. 

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.

High-Impact Practices Grant

Applicant Qualifications

  • Faculty of any rank or discipline
  • Professional staff
  • Senior administrators
  • Graduate students from any discipline

The primary investigator must be a student or employee of a CEA partner institution, and any funds awarded will be distributed to the partner institution for further management and distribution.

High-Impact Practices Grant


2024 Proposal deadlines include:

  • Monday, March 18, 2024
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Applicants are notified of funding decisions 3 weeks following the proposal deadline. Project timeline is typically 6 to 12 months beginning 7 weeks after the application deadline.

Funding Award

Please see the terms and conditions for full information.

High-Impact Grant

  • Project Period: 6-12 Months
  • Eligibility: faculty, administrators, staff, and students
  • Full Proposals due June 1 and October 1

Previous Grant Recipients

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Dr. Michael Williamson

Assistant Professor in the College of Technology, Indiana State University

  • Research on studying factors that affect transportation safety utilizing a state of the art driving simulator

Meredith Clark-Wiltz

Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies, Franklin College

  • Franklin College student project to collect and preserve local oral histories ahead of the city bicentennial in 2023
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Other Project Ideas

Community-based and engaged curricular experiences such as:

  • Service-learning courses
  • Community-based writing intensives
  • Capstone or first-year courses
  • Undergraduate engaged research
  • Community-driven internships

Co-curricular experiences such as:

  • Common learning communities for students, faculty, staff, or community members
  • Reoccurring community engagement activities designed in a reciprocal and collaborative framework

Community-driven research taken up by faculty, professional staff, students, or a collaborative team where the community partner plays a reciprocal role in co-creating the research initiative and where the outcomes and outputs have a clear public purpose

Grant Application Submission

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