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.


Thank you for your interest in the Public Engagement Grant Program. At this time, the PE Grant Program has been put on hiatus due to the State of Illinois budget issues. We hope that it will resume in the future. Over the years, the PE Grant Program has been extremely successful. It 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.


Reports
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.