Applicants sought for Engage Detroit Workshops funding

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Proposals are being sought for the 2024 Engage Detroit Workshops grant program that supports new workshops or speaker series on a topic connecting the University of Michigan with Detroit communities.

The program is preparing for its third year and building on previous years’ success.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning will provide up to $15,000 per awarded workshop or speaker series proposal.

Applicants are asked to identify a theme for their proposed event or events that are relevant to Detroit constituencies. The submission deadline is March 3.

“The past two years we have seen so many great workshops and activities from faculty and staff across all three campuses,” said Valeria Bertacco, vice provost for engaged learning. “So many people are doing great work in the Detroit community and this opportunity allows for work to continue, it also helps us uncover projects we didn’t know existed and give credit to those involved.”

Eligible applicant teams should comprise groups of up to three faculty and/or staff members affiliated with differing academic units on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses, and who are currently involved in community-engaged work in Detroit.

Interdisciplinary teams and proposals that involve students and community partners are encouraged to apply.

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