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LiFEsports initiative a finalist for national engagement scholarship award

The Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports (LiFEsports) program has been announced as the regional winner of the 2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognizes extraordinary community engagement initiatives. LiFEsports is a partnership between the College of Social Work, Department of Athletics, Department of Recreational Sports and numerous other community and university partners to prepare youth, especially those from vulnerable circumstances, for life and leadership through sports.

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The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) invites you to submit proposals for our Linkage and Leverage seed grant program. Teams of faculty, staff, students and external partners may apply. There are three cycles for proposal submission during the 2020-21 academic year. Cycle 1 proposals are due Oct. 30.

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The Council of Graduate Students, in partnership with the Office of Outreach and Engagement, Office of Student Life, Office of Research, and Ohio State University Extension is pleased to announce the availability of the Engaged Scholar Grant. The Engaged Scholar Grant incentivizes graduate students to undertake community-engaged research or community-engaged projects, in collaboration with a community partner, that address a specific need or problem within the community (in-state or out-of-state). Graduate students may apply for grants ranging from $500 to $1,500.

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The Office of Outreach and Engagement is seeking applications from community engagement programs for the internal process to select Ohio States nominee for the 2021 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award, from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, recognizes extraordinary community engagement initiatives. Universities can only nominate one program per year. The Office of Outreach and Engagement will work with the selected nominee to complete the full Kellogg Award application during spring semester.

Applications for Ohio State's internal selection process are due by December 11, 2020.

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Full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75 percent appointment for a nine or 12-month period) are invited to submit proposals to be considered for 2021 Battelle Endowment funding. The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues.

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Be sure to check out the OSU Engages October newsletter! This issue includes LiFEsports winning a prestigious Kellogg Award, the debut of our Engaged Scholars & Community Connectors Q&As, and more!

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The Engaged Practitioners Network is a space for those Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. We will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus. Our goal is to create a community of practice for staff. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.


Virtual kick-off event
November 6, 2020
10 - 11:15 a.m.

Please join us for this kick-off event. We are interested in learning more about what you would like from the Engaged Practitioners Network. We will also hold space on community outreach and engagement work during this time.

For questions or to request an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Assistant Vice Provost Nicole Nieto at Nieto.12@osu.edu or 614-247-4966. Requests made by October 27, 2020 will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Ohio States Engaged Scholars have made significant community impacts with their partners and important contributions to the universitys culture of engagement, further strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

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