MSU Community Engagement Scholarship Award

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Community Engagement Scholarship Award provides University-wide recognition of exemplary community-engaged research, creative activity, teaching, and service collaborations that positively impact both the community and scholarship. Each year, one Community Engagement Scholarship Award is conferred upon an MSU faculty or academic staff member and her/his designated community partner. Each receives a stipend. The award co-recipients (scholar and community partner) are recognized at the University’s annual Awards Convocation.

CRITERIA

Each nomination will be assessed according to the following general criteria:

  • Relationship and Reciprocity between the Community and University
  • Impacts on Community Partners and University Partners
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Future Plans for the Partnership

ELIGIBILITY

  • Academic appointment as a: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor; senior academic specialist or academic specialist; senior research associate or research associate; MSU Extension senior program leader, associate program leader, senior extension educator, extension educator, senior extension specialist, extension specialist, senior conservation scientist, conservation scientist, or conservation associate is required.
  • It is expected that a major portion of the engaged scholarship will have been accomplished while the nominee served as a faculty or academic staff member at Michigan State University with a minimum three-year appointment.
  • Impact is an important criteria in determining the recipients of this award. For this reason, nominations reflecting collaborations with longer track records are preferred over those of shorter duration. Except in cases of extraordinary demonstrable impact over a shorter period, nominees are expected to have collaborated with their partners for a minimum of three years.
  • Individuals with the academic appointment designations of emeritus, visiting, clinical, or adjunct are not eligible.
  • Recipients of MSU Distinguished Partnership Awards who are not selected for the Community Engagement Scholarship Award must wait at least two years before resubmitting nominations of the same collaborations.

NOMINATION PROCESS

There is no limit to the number of individuals who may be nominated from the College of Arts & Letters. This is the first step in initiating the nomination process for the Community Engagement Scholarship Award.  The College of Arts & Letters Award Committee will review all submissions.  Once the nomination has been approved by the committee, you will then complete and assemble the nomination packet according to the All-University Awards requirements for the Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

ABSTRACT (300 Words): Be certain to address the following:

  • Significance of the Engagement: In 300 words, summarize the community-university partnership and the scholarship embedded in the partnership. Describe how the partnership intentionally studies and/or addresses community issues and concerns, jointly derives solutions, and then “publicizes” and disseminates what was discovered and/or accomplished.

NARRATIVE (2,200 words): CLICK HERE for greater detail:

  • Relationship and Reciprocity between the Community and University
  • Impacts on Community Partners and University Partners
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Future Plans for the Partnership

COLLEGE NOMINATION DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019
Click HERE to nominate.