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Community Engagement Incentive Grants

The 2020 Application Cycle is Now Open.

As part of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s commitment to community collaboration and community-engaged scholarship, the Chancellor provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the public engagement mission of the university. Proposals may be for community-engaged projects or partnerships that promote the principles of engagement as applied to research, teaching, or outreach. This program is primarily directed at faculty-led initiatives, though involvement of students is encouraged.

The current announcement is for funding awards that will be effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020). Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Late proposals will not be accepted. Funding shall be available during the 2020 fiscal year only, and must be fully spent by June 30, 2020.