Funding opportunities

 

Funding for UNM students and faculty: We fund community-engaged work through two annual funding competitions (info below)In both competitions, priority is given to applicants who clearly articulate and demonstrate how their project or class is centered on principles of community engagement that value local knowledge and support community-led work to achieve positive community change. 

Funding for community partners: We also directly fund work with community partners, primarily through external funding. If you have a project idea and would like to discuss the potential for working with us to find external funding through a university-community partnership, contact us!

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Graduate Fellowships for Community Engagement (for grad students) 
$1,000 award, given to 3-4 students annually 

Graduate fellowships support UNM graduate students engaged in community work related to their academic programsThe $1,000 award can be used to support a wide variety of projectsincluding summer research, thesis/dissertation work, or even an independent or collaborative project with a community partnerThe objective of these fellowships is to give students the opportunity to center community concerns in their academic or professional work with the result of community informed research and usable outcomes. 

CLICK TO VIEW THE 2022-2023 STUDENT APPLICATION GUIDELINES 
Application deadline is April 4th. Award announcement April 11th 

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Seed Funding for Community Engaged Classrooms (for faculty) 
up to $1,000, given to 2-3 faculty members annually   

Seed funding grants support faculty members at UNM who want to engage their classroom(s) with community partners. The objective of these grants is to help faculty members begin to engage directly with community-led projects that enhance students' learning experiences while also contributing to community goals and projects centered on human-environment issuesPriority is given to applicants who clearly articulate and demonstrate how their project or class is centered on principles of community engagement that value local knowledge and support community-led work to achieve positive community change. For examples of pilot projects currently underway, visit our partnership page.

CLICK TO VIEW THE 2022-2023 FACULTY APPLICATION GUIDELINES 
Application deadline is April 4th. Award announcement is April 18th