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Past & Future Funding Opportunities

Faculty Fellows Program

The Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program is a year-long learning community experience designed in the tenets of Boyer’s (1996) vision of the scholarship of engagement. Selected individuals will serve a one-year term as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from Indiana Campus Compact partner campuses. Each year, the cadre of selected scholars will work collaboratively on a scholarly project that will seek to advance the understanding and practice of community engagement through the collaborative engagement research paradigm (Jacquez, Ward, & Goguen, 2016), while individually incorporating community engagement into the three components of faculty work: teaching, research, and service.

Each cohort of Fellows are led by the Senior Faculty Fellow.

The Senior Faculty Fellow is a three-year leadership opportunity for a highly engaged scholar who serves as a peer mentor to each cadre of selected Faculty Fellows. The Senior Fellow will work closely with the staff at Indiana Campus Compact to shape the thematic work of each cohort of Fellows, ensuring that there is a common thematic thread connecting each programmatic year.

Faculty Fellows

Funding Award
$5,000

Required Institutional Cash Match
$1,520

Who Should Apply:

FACULTY of any rank or discipline with experience in implementing quality community-engaged pedagogies into their courses, and who are looking to collaborate on a scholarly project with other engaged faculty from across Indiana.

Typical Application Deadline & Project Timeline

The Faculty Fellows Program begins each year on July 1st and concludes on May 31st.

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

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

See the full Faculty Fellows Funding Application for the exact application deadlines.

Funded applicants are required to submit biannual reports in January and June.

Sr. Faculty Fellows

Funding Award
$6,200/year

Required Institutional Cash Match
$2,500/year

Who Should Apply:

FACULTY of any rank or discipline who have either

  1. served as an Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellow within the last six (6) academic years; or
  2. possess exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of community engagement, and a working knowledge of critical community engagement as envisioned by Mitchell (2008), along with an understanding of the scholarship of engagement and proven leadership skills.

Typical Application Deadline & Project Timeline

The Senior Faculty Fellows leadership position is a three-year commitment.

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

  • Letters of Intent are due in February
  • Full Proposal are due in March

The selected Senior Faculty Fellow is required to submit biannual reports in January and June.

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.

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Recently Funded Fellows

Warren-Gordon Faculty Fellow
Ball State University Faculty Member Chosen Lead Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and
Criminology, and the Program Coordinator for the Minor in African American Studies at
Ball State University, has been awarded the Senior Faculty Fellowship from Indiana
Campus Compact.

By serving as Senior Fellow for three years, Dr.
Warren-Gordon is able to ensure that there is a common thread connecting each cohort of
Faculty Fellows. The Senior Fellowship includes funding to support Dr. Warren-Gordon’s high-impact teaching, research, and engagement practices. She will peer mentor fellow faculty from across Indiana in the practice of the scholarship of engagement, and provide leadership as they collaborate on a group project, and work on their own, individual projects. Her own individual project is Better Together, a long-term project in which Dr. Warren-Gordon will continue her collaboration with the Muncie, IN Whitley neighborhood where she and leaders from the Whitely Community Council, President Frank Scott and Executive Director Ken Hudson, are building authentic community-campus relationships. Each year, the collaboration will focus on a different community-identified issue that will be addressed through listening to and learning from community members and local agencies. This year’s focus is on bettering community dialogue between the Whitely community writ large and the Police department.

26th Fellows Class (2021-2022)

Ilfa Faculty Fellow
University of Southern Indiana Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Ilfa Zhulamanova, Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Teacher Education, was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Dr. Zhulamanova will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state and an individual project that will develop the Storytelling Project, which will establish a connection between the University of Southern Indiana Early Childhood Education program and Carver Community Center (CCC) to provide a real-life learning experience for teacher candidates.

Wilson Faculty Fellow
University of Indianapolis Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy), where she also serves as the Assistant Director for Fellowships for the Strain Honors College, the Pre-Law Advisor, and the Faculty Leader of the Gender Center was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Dr. Merrifield Wilson will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state and an individual project in which she will create of a toolkit to make it easy for communities across the state to use the Hoosier Hall Pass program to enable 16 and 17-year-olds to serve as poll workers for academic recognition.

Ilfa Faculty Fellow
Taylor University Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Kiplangat Cheruiyot Bii (Chip), Assistant Professor for Local and Global Missions and Director of Taylor World Outreach was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Mr. Bii will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state, and an individual project in which he will develop the project Mapping Immigration Locally to facilitate Critical Service learning for students through Taylor World Outreach.

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25th Fellows Class (2020-2021)

Lee Faculty Fellow
IUPUI Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Jessica Lee, Ph.D., MA, MBE, LSW, Assistant Professor in the IU
School of Social Work at IUPUI where she chairs the Health Concentration, was
awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Lee will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state, as well as her individual project Responsive Service Learning with Refugee Community Partners, which will entail building new community engagement experiences into courses that allow for community-engaged learning components. She is collaborating with two partner organizations, Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) and Exodus Refugee, to develop deeper partnerships and to provide professional service.

Kuban Faculty Fellow
Ball State University Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Adam J. Kuban, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and the inaugural Ball Brothers Foundation Honors College Faculty Fellow was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Dr. Kuban’s will be creating a documentary sequel to his 2019 documentary Match Point: The Rise of Men’s Volleyball. While the first documentary was created to emphasize the growth of the sport across the country, Match Point II will chronicle the effort to build collegiate men’s volleyball teams at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) with the intent to engage potential donors in this national, nonprofit organization, attract new members to the volleyball community, and appeal to minority youth who may be considering participation in the sport.

Graff Faculty Fellow
IUPUI Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Cristina Santamaría Graff, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Urban Teacher Education, was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Dr. Santamaría Graff will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state, as well as her individual project Developing an Online Repository of Family-Centered Lesson Plans Through a “Family as Faculty” Approach, which entails creating an online repository (e.g., website or other digital library) of family-centered lesson plans co-created by pre-service teachers in the IUPUI School of Education Elementary Education Program and families of children with disabilities in the Family as Faculty program. Through the project, families are paired with students from Dr. Santamaría Graff’s special education methods’ course to create content and inform instructional choices for generating lessons and compiling important information useful to families. The families will drive the content as it is developed by the students, which will then be uploaded to an accessible, free, and publicly available online platform.

Crisafulli Faculty Fellow
Franklin College Faculty Member Chosen to Become Part of Community Engagement Cohort

Dr. Susan Crisafulli, Professor of English was awarded a Faculty Fellowship from Indiana Campus Compact.

Dr. Crissafulli will work on a collaborative research project with other Faculty Fellows from across the state, and an individual project in the form of a communications consulting course in which senior English and creative writing majors will consult with local nonprofit organizations to understand their needs and create high-quality, professional communications materials to help the organizations pursue their mission. The students in Dr. Crisafulli’s Communications Consulting course will be working with Johnson County nonprofits Michelle’s Little Free Pantry and Bridges Alliance of Johnson County.

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Previous Fellowship Projects

Over the course of the more than 25-year history of the Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Program, numerous scholarly works have been produced. Below you will find a small sampling of the work from throughout the years. 

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2016-2017 Fellowship Cohort
Approaching Critical Service-Learning: A Model for Reflection on Positionality and Possibility

by Mark Latta, Tina M. Kruger, Lindsey Payne, Laura Weaver, and Jennifer L. VanSickle

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Vol. 22 No. 2

APA citation: Latta, M., Kruger, T. M., Payne, L., Weaver, L., & VanSickle, J. (2018). Approaching critical service-learning: A model for reflection on positionality and possibility. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 22(2), 31–56.

2012-2013
2012-2013 Fellowship Cohort
Cooperate—Advancing Your Nonprofit Organization’s Mission Through College and Community Partnerships: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

edited by Nathan A. Schaumleffel

APA citation:

Schaumleffel, N. A. (Ed.). (2014). Cooperate—Advancing your nonprofit organization’s mission through college and community partnerships: A guide for nonprofit leaders. Indiana Campus Compact.

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2010-2011 Fellowship Cohort
Charting the Course for Service-Learning: From Curriculum Considerations to Advocacy. A Faculty Development Workbook

edited by Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Nancy B. Marthakis, J.R. Jamison, and Marifran Mattson

APA citation:

Eisenhauer, M. J., Marthakis, N. B., Jamison, J. R., & Mattson, M. (2011). Charting the Course for Service-Learning: From Curriculum Considerations to Advocacy. A Faculty Development Workbook. Indiana Campus Compact.

2012-2013
2008-2009 Fellowship Cohort
Serve at Your Own Risk?: Service-Learning in the Promotion and Tenure Process

edited by Jacquelyn Frank, Mark Malaby, Laura Raidonis Bates, Marcie Coulter-Kern, Sheron Fraser-Burgess, J.R. Jamison, Linda Stalker Prokopy, and Nathan A. Schaumleffel

Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, Vol. 1, No. 2

APA citation:

Frank, J., Malaby, M., Bates, L. R., Coulter-Kern, M., Fraser-Burgess, S., Jamison, J. R., Prokopy, L. S., & Schaumleffel, N. A. (2010). Serve at your own risk?: Service-learning in the promotion and tenure process. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 1(2), 1–13.

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Additional Documents

Sample Proposal

Following the guidance in the provided Sample Proposal does not guarantee funding.

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.