CCEL provides minigrant funding for faculty in two areas:

Research or Projects:
to conduct community engaged research or plan and carry out community projects.

to create or redesign curriculum incorporating community engagement and community partnerships. 

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Awards are open to full-time faculty in all UAA schools and colleges and at all campuses. Junior faculty, faculty teaching GER courses, and faculty in under-represented disciplines are encouraged to apply. Funded proposals will conduct community engaged research or plan and carry out community projects and involve UAA students whenever possible. These projects include engaged scholarship and professional partnerships with community organizations that incorporate the principles of reciprocity and respect for community knowledge with research or creative activity.

Current Mini-Grant Funding Opportunities:

Fall 2016 Minigrant Announcement:

RFP for "Early Bird" Faculty Minigrant Proposals for Community Engaged Research and Projects (we anticipate another RFP in mid-August).

Download the Faculty Minigrant RFP Packet (Fillable PDF)     (PDF)

Deadline is 5:00 p.m on Friday, May 6, 2016.
Email complete application (1 completed scanned pdf preferred) to the CCEL dept. email  address at

Learn about previous faculty minigrant recipients and their projects:

Amazing community engagement work is happening across the University!

Faculty Minigrant Project Summaries and Reports