AU Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant. Winners will be announced soon.

Purpose and Scope of Grants

The intent of the COSG grant program is to encourage faculty initiative in addressing critical needs in the state of Alabama and beyond. This grant program builds upon the experience of previous Outreach Scholarship grants and adds an emphasis on promoting outreach, extension activity and engaged scholarship that evidences faculty outreach as described in Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handbook. A Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant is awarded to promote and establish sustainable outreach initiatives utilizing extramural support.

Amount of Grants

Grants will range in value up to $20,000 for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Administration of Grants

Support for funded projects may begin as early as January 15th, 2014. Those who receive grants will be contacted for a meeting to discuss grant cycle requirements. 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 2014 Outreach Scholarship Symposium (February 10th and 11th) and the resulting outreach scholarship of the project, as well as submit a proposal for presentation at the 2014 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.

Application Requirements

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant. Winners of the 2013 Grants have been announced

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.

Previous Grant Recipients

2013-14 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant Recipients

2013-14 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant Recipients

Last Updated: July 1, 2014