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Past & Future Funding Opportunities

Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement

The Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement grant aims to provide Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions with the opportunity to deepen their community engagement efforts by intentionally developing a campus-wide ethos for community engagement. By intentionally designing and implementing holistic community engagement strategies intended to shift the culture, selected institutions are enabled to create authentic reciprocal community-campus partnerships, and leverage their role as a place-based institution to accelerate systematic change.

The overall goals of the program include:

  • Support institutions in the implementation of community engagement strategies intended to shift campus-wide culture.
  • Increase the number of authentic (Mitchell, 2008) reciprocal community-campus partnerships designed to further support a culture of community engagement within the institution.
  • Support the dissemination of examples of high-quality campus-wide community engagement practices as a means of broadening the field.

Funding Award
$11,000

Required Institutional Match
$11,000

Who Should Apply:

Teams made up of any combination of campus stakeholders are encouraged to apply. Eligible campus stakeholders include:

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR, with the responsibilities in overseeing university-wide community engagement initiatives

FACULTY from any discipline, and of any rank and is employed at the institution a minimum of 50% FTE

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS PROFESSIONAL who is employed at the institution a minimum of 50% FTE

GRADUATE STUDENT of any discipline or level who is looking to support their academic research or professional development interests

Typical Application Deadline & Project Timeline

Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent and a Full Proposal.

  • Letters of Intent are due in April
  • Full Proposals are due in May

This is a three-year program that begins on July 1 and concludes on May 31.

Submission Process

Applicants are responsible for proper routing and approval by their institution prior to submission. Detailed instructions on the submission process can be found in the request for proposal and on the main Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Portal Page.

Applications must be submitted via the Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Portal. We require the Primary Investigator to create their own individual account for submission. Instructions on how to create a user profile can be found here.

Looking for Assistance?

Contact us to learn more or to discuss grant ideas; Indiana Campus Compact partners get the benefit of our team's expertise in navigating the grant application process, every step of the way.

Recently Funded ACCE Campuses

Marian University
Marian University
The funding from Indiana Campus Compact will provide Marian University
with the opportunity to deepen and broaden their community engagement efforts
by intentionally deepening their campus-wide ethos for community engagement.

Narratives from our Neighbors Initiative, will be led by Mark Latta, Director of the Writing Center, Instructor of English, and Public Literacy Coordinator and Ellen Whitt, Vice President of Leadership Integration.

University of Indianapolis
University of Indianapolis
The funding from Indiana Campus Compact will provide the University of Indianapolis
with the opportunity to build a Gender Resource Center that will serve as a central place
where students, faculty/staff, and community members can work together on
issues involving gender, sex, and sexual orientation.

The Gender Center, will be led by Laura Merrifield Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mary Moore, Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment, and Education.

Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College

The funding from Indiana Campus Compact will provide Saint Mary’s College
with the opportunity to create a will produce a Community Engagement Map.

Actualizing the Culture of Community Engagement, will be led by Judith R. Fean, Vice President for Mission and Rebekah Go, Director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement.

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Additional Documents

Sample Reporting Guidelines

The Sample Reporting Guidelines are provided as a reference. Those who have received funding should refer to the individualized Reporting Guidelines provided with their funding notification. Contact us if you require another copy of your individualized Reporting Guidelines.