University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Office of Public Engagement



 Public Engagement Grant Program


Each year the Office of Public Engagement conducts a grant program that seeks proposals from faculty, students, and staff to fund community-related projects, scholarly work, creative endeavors, course development and other activities within the broad framework of public engagement. Public engagement activities supported by campus resources are most effective when they are closely tied to the other missions of the university, namely research, teaching and economic development. The Public Engagement Grant Program supports proposals that contribute to these other missions of the university.

The 2014 Public Engagement Grant proposal submission period is now closed. Please see below for the review and award timeline.

2014-2015 Public Engagement Grant Timeline:

August 25, 2014 - Request for Proposals Available

September 26, 2014 - Proposals due to the Office of Public Engagement

November 28, 2014 - Grant decisions announced by the Office of Public Engagement

June 30, 2015 - Progress reports due to the Office of Public Engagement.

December 11, 2015 - Projects completed and final reports due to the Office of Public Engagement


If you were awarded a grant in 2014, information on progress reports can be downloaded here.
Progress Report Guidelines - Due June 30, 2015
Final Report Guidelines - Due December 11, 2015

To see a list of the past, including 2014-2015 Public Engagement Grants that were funded, click HERE.