Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Call for Applications to Attend Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop During ESC 14 at Texas Tech University

By Kirsten J. Barnes
Center for Community Based Partnership

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium is soliciting applicants for its Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, which is a preconference to the group's annual meeting,

This year's preconference will be Oct. 6-9 followed by the full conference Oct. 8-9 at Texas Tech University. The theme is "Boundary Spanning: Engaged Scholarship Across Disciplines, Communities & Geography."

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship.

Participation is limited. Therefore, interested applicants must apply by April 30 to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified in May 20.

All applicants should be graduate students or junior faculty members with an interest in the scholarship of engagement. In addition, the applicant's research should be about engagement.

Applicants must also possess a desire for new learning about engagement and engaged scholarship; an interest in working with faculty across disciplines to explore and learn more about how engaged scholarship might be carried out; and possess the capacity to effectively communicate the results of their research to public, academic and other external audiences.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the workshop with an idea for an engaged scholarship project, or a research project about the scholarship of engagement, in mind.

Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to pay a $100 registration fee for the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, in exchange for which they will be provided with admission to all sessions, materials, and meals during the workshop, as well as free registration to the Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference, which is a $345 value.

For more information about EESW or ESC visit: www.engagementscholarship.org/ or contact Lisa Townson, EESW chairperson at lisa.townson@unh.edu.

For an application, visit: http://engagementscholarship.org/initiatives/emerging-engagement-scholars-workshop.