Office of Outreach and Engagement awards fall 2016 grants

Office of Outreach and Engagement awards fall 2016 grants

The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement awarded five grants during its first application window of the 2015–16 academic year. The office funded two Community Impact Grants: Implementation and Evaluation of a Cultural Competency Program in the Iowa City Community Schools, from the Department of Sociology, and Silk and Stories: Artists Against Domestic Violence, from the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Additionally, the office awarded two Micro Grants, one to the School of Social Work for Aligned Impact Muscatine Asset Mapping and a second to the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist at the 2016 National Archaeology Educator’s Conference at Historic Colonial Williamsburg. One Community, One Book 2016 received a Theme Semester Supplemental Grant.

The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement provides Community Impact Grants to projects and initiatives across campus that have a significant impact within communities in Iowa and support the engagement goals of the Better Futures for Iowans pillar of the University of Iowa’s Strategic Plan, Renewing the Iowa Promise: Great Opportunities—Bold Expectations, 2010–2016. Micro Grants support outreach and engagement travel, events, and conference attendance that enhance the university’s community engagement. Theme Semester Supplemental Grants support community engagement, events, activities, research, or educational opportunities connected to the theme semester.

The application window for the spring cycle of the Community Impact Grants is open; applications are due on Oct. 3. The spring cycle application window for Micro Grants and Theme Semester Supplemental Grants opens on Sept.1, with applications due on Dec. 1.

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Maura Pilcher, Office of Outreach & Engagement, 319-335-0684

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