Office of Outreach and Engagement awards summer 2017 grants

Office of Outreach and Engagement awards summer 2017 grants

The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement awarded four Community Impact Grants during its summer 2017 application window. The funded projects include:

  • German Iowa from Town to Town/German Iowa and the Global Midwest, led by Elizabeth Heineman from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
  • Contingency Plan for a Sacrificial Landscape (working title), led by Colin Lyons from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
  • Toward Building Trauma-Informed Systems of Care in Iowa—Interdisciplinary Collaboration between the Governmental and Community Agencies and the University of Iowa, led by Resmiye Oral from the Carver College of Medicine; and
  • Exploring Housing Affordability and Instability in Iowa City, led by Jessica Welburn from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides Community Impact Grants to support projects and initiatives across campus that make a significant impact within communities in Iowa and support the engagement goal of the 2016–2021 University of Iowa Strategic Plan: “Engage with Iowa and the world to broaden education, improve health, and enhance economic development.” In addition, the office distributes Micro Grants to support outreach and engagement travel, events, and conference attendance that enhance the university’s community engagement and Theme Semester Supplemental Grants to support community engagement, events, activities, research, or educational opportunities connected to the Theme Semester.

The Summer 2017 Cycle concludes the Fiscal Year 2017 Office of Outreach and Engagement grant program. During FY 2017, the Office awarded $88,909 to 18 projects through its three grant programs.

The FY 2018 grant program will begin on April 3, when the next application window for Community Impact Grants, Micro Grants, and Theme Semester Supplemental Grants opens. Community Impact Grant applications are due June 1, and Micro Grant and Theme Semester Supplemental Grant applications are due June 30. More information can be found at http://outreach.uiowa.edu/about-us/grants.

The Office of Outreach and Engagement seeks to foster connections among faculty, staff, students, and communities. In addition to their six featured programs, the office facilitates collaboration among the multitude of outreach and engagement efforts on campus and connect programs with the state of Iowa. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit http://outreach.uiowa.edu or call 319-335-0684

Contacts: 

Hailey Courtney, Office of Outreach and Engagement, 319-335-5289

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