CU-Boulder Outreach and
Community Engagement Awards

CU-Boulder provides annual funding for outreach and engagement projects that extend research, teaching, and creative work through mutually beneficial partnerships with the community.

Current Awards

Outreach and Community Engagement Funding Opportunities

Select one of the Outreach and Community Engagement funding opportunities available through the Office for Outreach & Engagement and CU Engage below to get started.


  • Individual Faculty Award
    Funding up to $8,000 available
    Proposals connect CU-Boulder faculty research, creative work, or teaching with external constituents. Sponsored by the Office for Outreach & Engagement. Program Details
  • Interdisciplinary or Interdepartmental Faculty Groups Award
    Funding up to $24,000 available
    Proposals allow teams of 2-3 faculty members to leverage their outreach efforts through interdisciplinary or interdepartmental collaboration. Sponsored by the Office for Outreach & Engagement. Program Details
  • Graduate Fellows Award
    Funding up to $14,000 available
    This fellowship is designed for a cohort of 3-5 PhD students to train in the practices and principles of community-based research. Funding of approximately $14000 available to be used towards a .25 GPTI for two semesters. Sponsored by CU Engage. Program Details
  • Faculty Fellowships Award
    Funding up to $4,000 available
    This program provides resources and support for faculty to design a new course or modify an existing course to include a community-based learning component. Sponsored by CU Engage. Program Details
  • Children, Youth and Environments Participatory Research Award
    Funding up to $4,000 available
    Grants to support participatory research with children and youth. Sponsored by CU Engage in partnership with the former Children, Youth Environments Center for Environmental Design. Program Details

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Other Funding Opportunities

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