Outreach Awards

Office for Outreach & Engagement

about 1The Office for Outreach and Engagement (OOE) (formerly the Office for University Outreach) serves the CU-Boulder campus by supporting outreach and engagement activities and initiatives that have evolved as a direct result of recommendations from the Flagship 2030 strategic planning process. OOE facilitates and connects internal and external partnerships among faculty, students and communities; initiates new opportunities and communication tools; and generally supports collaborations that embed outreach and engagement within the academic role and mission of the university. The office is funded by Continuing Education with additional contributions from the Offices of the Provost and Chancellor.

The CU-Boulder Outreach Awards represent one of the OOE's oldest and best-known programs. Selected annually by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee through a competitive proposal process, these faculty-driven projects are intended to extend faculty research, teaching and creative work through mutually beneficial partnerships with the community. Since 1999 the awards have been an essential component in making faculty outreach and engagement an integral and significant part of CU-Boulder's mission.

Learn more about these and other programs sponsored by the OOE.


CU Engage

about 2CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research is a new campus-wide interdisciplinary center that now directs longstanding CU programs (CU Dialogues, INVST Community Studies, Public Achievement, Service Learning and Puksta Scholars) as well as a new Leadership Minor. Based in the School of Education, CU Engage seeks to expand coursework and research efforts that engage with the public through two focal activities: 1) community-based learning and 2) community-based research.

The CU-Boulder Outreach Awards represent one of the OOE's oldest and best-known programs. Selected annually by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee through a competitive proposal process, these faculty-driven projects are intended to extend faculty research, teaching and creative work through mutually beneficial partnerships with the community. Since 1999 the awards have been an essential component in making faculty outreach and engagement an integral and significant part of CU-Boulder's mission.

Learn more about CU Engage programs and initiatives..

CU-Boulder Outreach Award Committee

Professor Bud Coleman
Committee Chair
Department of Theatre and Dance

Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Associate Professor Susan Jurow
School of Education

Professor Dayna Mathew
School of Law

Linda Molner Kelley, Ph.D.
Director, Office for Outreach & Engagement

Dorothy Rupert
Former Colorado State Legislator
and Community Representative

Professor Joe Ryan
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor James White
Director, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
Department of Geological Sciences
Environmental Studies Program

Committee Support: Jeanne McDonald, Assistant Director, Office for Outreach & Engagement, Jeanne.McDonald@colorado.edu.

OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Asian Studies
Provides funding to faculty and students to support Asia-related activities across campus.

Center for British and Irish Studies
Offers travel fellowships and event funding opportunities to support the study of British and Irish issues.

Center for Humanities and the Arts
Offers events, programs, grants, and fellowships, in Humanities and the Arts.

College of Arts & Sciences Awards/Honors/Grants
Find a list of awards, honors, and grants through the College of Arts & Sciences.

Office of Contracts & Grants
The Office of Contracts and Grants is the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) and administrator for all externally funded sponsored research on the CU-Boulder campus.

Dean's Fund for Excellence
Assists Arts & Sciences faculty members in their own teaching excellence and research/creative work endeavors.

IMPART - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
The IMPART (Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching) grant program develops a campus environment which supports and encourages gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity in approaches to scholarly work and teaching.

Kayden Awards
These awards are intended to foster and promote publication in the Humanities, research leading to publication, and the celebration and dissemination of excellent published Humanities research.

President's Fund for the Humanities
The President's Fund for the Humanities was established to preserve a balance in the university's programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars, public programs, innovative or interdisciplinary teaching, requests for lectures or exhibits by visiting scholars, or addressing special social problems in a humanistic context.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Provides information on internal and external funding opportunities.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
UROP funds undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work with several types of grants. UROP projects are partnerships between CU's outstanding faculty and undergraduates from all fields.