With strategic funding from the Chancellor’s Office, the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Community Engagement is pleased to announce the 2023-24 Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. This program offers five $10,000 awards to support a cohort of UCLA ladder faculty to advance their community-engaged scholarly activity and develop a new undergraduate community-engaged research course.
Community-engaged research, in this context, encompasses collaborative research or creative work with community partners that addresses social inequalities or public issues. We are particularly interested in seeing applications for community-engaged work in the Los Angeles area, though proposals for work anywhere in the US or globally will be given full consideration.
Eligibility: All UCLA ladder faculty.
The Program: Community-Engaged Scholars will participate in the following activities during 2023-24:
• A one-day workshop on best practices for teaching undergraduate community-engaged research (to be scheduled in September 2023)
• A once-per-quarter meeting of the Community-Engaged Scholars cohort to advance their work on undergraduate community-engaged research course design, culminating in presentation of a new syllabus by the end of Spring Quarter 2024.
The Scholars will then work with their department chair to schedule this new undergraduate course during AY 2024-25 or 2025-26.
Each Community-Engaged Scholar will receive an award of $10,000 to be transferred to the awardee’s research fund.
To apply: Submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7, 2023:
1. Proposal (2-3 pages)
o Identify your community-engaged research and/or teaching agenda.
o Describe the community partners with whom you currently work and identify community partners with whom you anticipate working for this next stage of your research and/or teaching agenda.
o Discuss your preliminary ideas for creating an undergraduate course that advances your community-engaged research and/or teaching. Describe your communication with your prospective community partners about this idea for an undergraduate community-engaged research course.
o Please note when you propose to launch this course, either during AY 2024-25 or 2025-26.
2. Your CV (please underscore community-engaged scholarly activity and achievement)
3. Evidence of support from your department chair indicating that your proposed course could be incorporated into the department’s future course offerings.
The Center for Community Engagement’s Faculty Advisory Committee will announce the award recipients by mid-May 2023.
For further information about the Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars or other support opportunities for your community-engaged research and teaching, please contact Dr. Shalom Staub, Director of the Center for Community Engagement (email@example.com).