MSU University Outreach and Engagement Awards (UOE)

Each year, Michigan State University invites nominations for the Graduate Student Award for Community Engagement Scholarship, conferred in recognition of exemplary community-engaged scholarship by a graduate or graduate professional student.

Visit the UOE website for the nomination process and details.

MSU University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) maintains a list of national and regional awards for which community-engaged graduate students are eligible. 

Visit the UOE website for the list of graduate student award and fellowship opportunities.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC)

  • focuses on community partnerships, community engagement, particularly at land-grant and public universities
  • is associated with the national Macgrath awards for faculty community engagement
  • hosts the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW)
  • coordinates a national conference every fall

International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

  • focuses on research about K-12 service learning, higher education service learning, faculty roles & rewards about community engagement
  • publishes International Journal on Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, an on-line, peer reviewed journal
  • gives national community engagement awards for graduate students and faculty
  • supports a Graduate Student Network that pairs students with mentors
  • coordinates national conference every fall
  • has a Facebook group for women in SLCE

Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life (IA)

  • focuses public engagement in the arts, humanities, and design fields
  • publishes Public, an on-line, peer reviewed journal
  • supports PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Student) Fellows network
  • coordinates a national conference every fall

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

  • focuses on healthy people and communities, with health broadly defined
  • supports community-based, participatory research approaches and strong community partnerships, including those with a social justice mission
  • has multiple listservs, including some with grant, fellowship, and job opportunities
  • coordinates annual conference

Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA)

  • For community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students, and educators
  • Has a focus on social work, particularly the macro (non-clinical) focus
  • Supports the Journal of Community Practice
  • Gives awards to graduate students and faculty

Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)

  • For faculty and engagement/outreach professionals who need to learn about how to write up the “broader impact” section of National Science Foundation grants
  • Showcases dissemination results of community engaged research to public audiences
  • Has a focus on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields
  • Hosts an annual conference in the spring

Campus Compact

  • Most states have their own chapter
  • For faculty and staff interested in service-learning, civic engagement
  • Archives toolboxes, syllabi, knowledge hubs, & other publications on website
  • Hosts conferences, grants, and awards

Gulf South Summit

  • focuses on service-learning and community engagement in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia. Others are welcome.
  • gives annual awards for outstanding practitioner, community partner, faculty contribution, student contribution
  • hosts an annual conference every spring

Info Session

Learn about program requirements, the online application process, and examples from past students in the program.

August 31, 2023

  1:30 – 3:30pm   ||
  Zoom Meeting

Learn more about the Graduate Certification