AU Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants

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Applications are no longer being accepted for the Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants Program (COSG) as of Monday, November 10, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. The COSG program is intramural and is made available to promote faculty engagement in outreach enterprise.

Purpose and Scope of Grants

The purpose of the Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants Program is to encourage and support faculty engagement addressing critical societal needs in Alabama and beyond. This program is a collaboration of the Office of University Outreach and AU faculty, and is intended to enhance public engagement as part of the university strategic plan and vigorously promote outreach scholarship as defined in Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handbook. Each proposal will be judged on its merit and the project’s potential benefit to the State and to Auburn University.

Amount of Grants

Grants will range in value up to $25,000 for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Administration of Grants

Successful proposals will have met all of the application requirements and will progress to the COSG committee for review and evaluation. Those who receive grants will be contacted for a meeting to discuss grant cycle requirements before the grants are distributed. These requirements include the development of a MOU and Partnership Agreement with University Outreach and the establishment of a FOAP for funds distribution. In addition, grant recipients will be asked to submit a midyear grant cycle report (six months into the project), a final report summarizing the project and evaluating its impact on the target constituency at the conclusion of the grant cycle. Additionally, grant recipients will be required to present their engagement activities at the 2015 Outreach and Engagement Scholarship Symposium (February 23 – 25, 2015 ) and the resulting outreach scholarship of the project as well as submit a proposal for presentation at the 2015 or 2016 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference. These reports of outreach engaged scholarship may be used in future Outreach publications, and grant recipients are encouraged to plan their own individual submissions for publications as well.

COSG Program Information Sessions

Three colloquia were provided this this year to inform interested faculty about the Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant (COSG) program.

Application Requirements

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants Program (COSG) as of Monday, November 10, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.

Notifications

Applicants will receive three email notifications. The first email notification will confirm receipt of the proposal. The second email notification will be sent after the submission deadline indicating whether or not the proposal met minimum requirements for committee review. The third email notification will delineate the outcome of the committee review and the award disposition. All applicants can expect to receive the third and final notification in January/February 2015.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the Director of Faculty Engagement, Dr. Chippewa Thomas, at thoma07@auburn.edu or call (334) 844-5700. For administrative assistance, contact Gail Gauntt at gauntgd@auburn.edu or call (334) 844-5700.

Sample Previously Funded Proposals
Previous Grant Recipients

2013-14 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant Recipients

2013-14 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant Recipients

Last Updated: November 11, 2014