Community-Engaged Research Award

Contact: Keisha Love, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, 513-556-7013 or


As a public, urban research institution, the University of Cincinnati is committed to enriching the university, city, state, nation, and global community. Accordingly, the Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce the Community-Engaged Research Award. This award recognizes faculty who have developed effective collaborations with community-based organizations (e.g., schools, nonprofit organizations, clinics, government agencies) that have resulted in outstanding scholarly and community outcomes. One recipient will receive an award of $3000 that will be transferred to the recipient’s department to support the continuance of the community-engaged research project and/or the completion of professional development activities relevant to the research project.



Full-time faculty represented by the AAUP collective bargaining agreement may apply.


Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be evaluated by the extent to which their applications document exemplary community-engaged scholarship that advances scholarship in the discipline and demonstrates positive outcomes for the community that has a broad and lasting impact. The community-engaged work may focus on local, state, regional, national, or global issues.

Applications must include the following information:

  • A letter that describes the applicant’s scholarly agenda in community-engaged research, highlights how the agenda advances knowledge and scholarship in the field, and articulates the impact the research has had/will have on the community (1000 word max).
  • Up to three letters of support documenting the disciplinary and community impact of the scholarly work (maximum two pages each). 
  • Up to three products generated from the community-engaged research such as publications, newsletters, grants, new programs, new policies, and/or evaluations that demonstrate the contributions of the research to the field and the community. 
  • A curriculum vitae
  •  A 1-page budget that outlines how funds from the Community-Engaged Research Award will be utilized to support the project.

Submission Process

Applications must be submitted as a single document to Keisha Love by December 4, 2017.

A review committee consisting of administrators in the Office of the Provost will review applications. Award recipients will be notified on or around December 19, 2017. The funding period is January 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018. A final report that summarizes the outcomes/accomplishments achieved and funds expended is due December 15, 2018.

Please direct questions to Keisha Love (513-557-7013), Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives.