Community Engaged Learning Awards


Community Engaged Learning award applications will open in September 2020.  Please check back.

Degree-seeking UAF undergraduate students (enrolled in six or more credits), graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral researchers and staff from all disciplines and campuses are eligible to apply for awards of up to $500 to work with a community partner to explore a community need or problem through research or scholarly activity. While faculty, post-docs, graduate students and staff are eligible to apply, the focus must be on supporting undergraduate learning.  Funding options include supplies, services and travel. Awardees are required to complete a reflection and to participate in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Day, April 7, 2020.  Funds must be spent by June 15, 2020.



Scoring Criteria

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Proposed project describes a working relationship with a community member, organization, or population
  • Proposed project engages in real-world problem solving through connecting expertise/resources/learning to needs in a community
  • Anticipated outcomes and explanation of how it relates to undergraduate research or scholarly activity
  • Direct benefit to the educational experience of undergraduate students
  • Detailed budget and timeline
  • Written quality of the proposal