The Office of Community Engagement Faculty Grant Program (OCEFG)
The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) has had the opportunity to expand its scope to include the Jefferson County KY community and as a result will expand the grant opportunities for community projects. The OCE remains committed to the Signature Partnership area and as such will have special emphasis on the west Louisville communities in its grant application program.
The OCEFG grants program is an initiative established to foster UofL faculty and staff projects within the west Louisville community and Jefferson County. This grant mechanism will focus on infrastructure development, research and non-research projects which hold a community participatory action perspective. OCEFG overarching goal is "In collaboration with community partners, enhance quality of life for residents in West Louisville and Jefferson County by improving the overall educational attainment levels, through the integrated enhancement of health, social and human services, and economic viability of the community." A total of $25,000 is available for the 2011 announcement (for funding beginning July 2012: funding will be for a period of 18-24 months/project). Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate multidisciplinary collaboration, those that have a focus on west Louisville (Signature Partnership Initiative geographic area) and are UofL faculty member led. All grant applications will require a (west Louisville or Jefferson County community-as appropriate to the project) collaborator (individual, group or organization) to be competitive.
Applications must identify and address one or more of the Office of Community Engagement and/or Signature Partnership goals.
Timeline is as follows:
- Grant announcement - Thursday, December 1, 2011
- Application deadline - Thursday, March 1, 2012
- Selection of winners - Sunday, April 15, 2012
- Winners will be required to attend the Tuesday, May 22, 2012 University Community Partnership Advisory Board meeting for official announcement of the award.
Applicants for the OCEFG may be prior winners of the Community Engagement or SPIF grants. However, previous year's winners must wait a period of one (1) year from end of the last funding period to submit a new application (example - 2010 winner cannot reapply for the 2011 grant announcement but may apply during the 2012 announcement period).
2010 Faculty Grant Awardees
Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin
Dosker Manor Assessment Project
Award Amount $8,300
Follow this link to review a highlight of outcomes from this project (Minority Nurse.com)
Dr. Deborah Winders Davis
Formative Evaluation of an Educational Program on Child Sexual Abuse
Award Amount $8,300
Dr. Muriel Harris
Providing a Safe and quality Environment for Residents for the Smoketown Community Through Reclaiming Green Space
Award amount $8,300