Research Grant

Examining community engagement in Indiana.

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Research Grant


Supports original research aimed at exploring the impact that community engagement is making within Indiana communities. Research topics may include student learning, retention, and success, implementing and assessing community engagement programs, or addressing community concerns. 

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.

Research Grant

Applicant Qualifications

Research teams made up of any combination of campus constituents along with community representatives are encouraged to apply. Eligible campus members include: 

  • Faculty employed at a minimum of 50% FTE
  • Professional staff employed at a minimum of 50% FTE
  • Executive and senior administrators
  • Doctoral students looking to support their dissertation research

Research Grant


Proposals are accepted bimonthly on the 3rd Monday of each month. The next funding deadlines are:

  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Monday, November 20, 2023

Projects may begin as soon as 7 weeks after the proposal deadline. Grantees determine project timelines, most of which are typically between 15 and 20 months.

Funding Award

Please see the terms and conditions for full information.

Research Grant

  • Project Period: 15-20 months
  • Required Institutional Match: $1,750
  • Executive or Senior Administrators
  • Faculty (50% FTE)
  • Professional Staff (50% FTE)
  • Doctoral Students
  • Full Proposals due bimonthly on 3rd Monday
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Other Topic Ideas

  • Examining the impact of all forms of community engagement on student learning across Indiana
  • Documenting the collective impact of community engagement practices on Indiana statewide challenges
  • Developing practical tools that can be utilized in a variety community engagement projects
  • Increasing the number of community-campus partnership

Previous Grant Recipients


Marjorie Schaeffer

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary's College

  • How peer observation affects faculty attitudes toward inclusive teaching (2021)
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Mary F. Price

Director of Faculty Development, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning

  • Conceptualize, evaluate, and document the transformational potential of community-campus partnerships (2021)

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