2021 Outreach and Engagement Funded Grant Proposals
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Learn More
2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Recipients will be recognized on April 13 at the event OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State.2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Registration is now open for ESC 2021
The 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference will take place online, Sept. 13-15. Registration is now open. This years annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference. Ohio State faculty, staff and students qualify for ESC member pricing.Learn more and register
Nominations sought for Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and Patterson Lecture
Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and the Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.
The Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues.Nominate a speaker
IARSLCE abstract submissions due June 18
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites proposals that present research on service-learning and community engagement in a wide range of contexts. We value the interdisciplinary nature of our field and honor the varied methodological and theoretical approaches to SLCE scholarship. Proposals must have a scholarly orientation in order to be accepted for presentation. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed and decisions about the program will be made by members of IARSLCEs Conference and Special Programming Committees.
Due to the virtual nature of the gathering, presentations will be limited to two online-friendly formats: Posters and Video Presentations.Aadditional details will be provided when scholars are notified about the status of their proposals (mid-August). If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit either the final digital poster or a brief, pre-recorded presentation in advance of the gathering (early-mid October).Learn more and apply
Community Connectors: Tanya Mathew
As an educator at heart with over two decades of experience with community organizations, in March 2019, Tanya Mathew launched the first Patient & Community Peer Review Academy of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science for the pilot grant program. The original goal was to include trained community members in the peer review process of pilot grant applications. To date, graduates have participated in four pilot review panels. For the upcoming Class of 2021, her vision is to expand the program further with institutional partners, additional roles for community members throughout the research project life cycle and a health equity emphasis.
Engaged Scholars: Michael Neblo
Michael Neblo's work seeks to amplify the voices of people who are usually not heard and heeded in representative democracy. He and his team developed "Deliberative Town Halls" to bring together community members with their elected officials to deliberate about pending policy. So the communities are political jurisdictions - mostly U.S. Congressional districts, but also state and local, and even some international, like Australia. They engage these communities by creating opportunities to identify issues that matter most to them, and then to interact meaningfully with each other and elected officials about those issues.
PACT selected to be Ohio States nominee for Magrath and Kellogg Awards
Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) has been selected to be Ohio State's nominee for the 2021 C. Peter Magrath and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards. PACT earned the nomination through a competitive selection process earlier this year.
Engaged Scholars: Simone Drake
Simone Drakes engaged scholarship takes various forms. It sometimes takes the form of public writing that addresses various social issues pertaining to Black people's lived experiences. Other times it takes the form of organizing symposia, panels, lectures, educational programs, and other events that engage directly with local communities in Columbus.