Who is eligible? Eligible individuals include faculty members in or associated with social science disciplines who are contract‐renewable or tenure track lecturers, instructors or assistant professors. Faculty with M.A. and/or Ph.D. degrees who are working in one of the following departments, schools, or academic programs are considered: Anthropology; Africana Studies; Economics; Environmental Studies; Gender Studies; Geography & GIS; Human Sciences (programs in Community Health; Gerontology; Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality; and Rehabilitative Services); Hispanic Studies; Modern Languages; Nursing; Political Science; Social Science; and Sociology.
How is civic engagement defined? Civic engagement is defined as research and scholarly activity projects and programs involving mutually beneficial, reciprocity‐based collaborations. These collaborations are between University of Northern Colorado faculty, students or staff within or across disciplines and colleges with external groups, organizations, governmental agencies, or individuals in applied or fundamental research programs. Civic engagement activities may involve local community (a town, community intersections, service or non‐profit organizations, or local government and schools) or wider, more inclusive civic entities such as regional coalitions; federal, state or regional organizations; or private or federal and state agencies and organizations.
What is the deadline? Nominations/Applications due March 20, 2020
What is the award? The Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, launched
in 2012, is the result of generous endowments from Robert Brunswig, Rebecca Brunswig, and Ken Coleman. New awards of $1,000 are offered each year to a faculty member who demonstrates exemplary scholarship in civic engagement and engaged research.