Community Engagement Research (CER) Faculty Fellowship
Engagement Research (CER) Faculty Fellowship provides opportunities for faculty
members to engage in research that measures the impact of Community-Based Transformational
Learning (CBTL) and Community Engagement on students, faculty and
the community (partnerships). Such research is critical to informing the
broader institution on the value added of Community Engagement to our
university and the northeast Florida region.
Who is eligible for a Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship?
recipients are tenured or tenured-earning faculty members who:
commitment to CBTL and Community Engagement.
willing to commit some of their professional research efforts toward
understanding the impacts of CBTL and Community Engagement on students,
faculty or the community (partnerships).
an ability to work with the institution on research questions of mutual
- Make a
commitment to communicating with a variety of stakeholders about findings.
What are the benefits of a Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship?
to complete research focused on the broad impacts of CBTL and Community
Engagement on students, faculty and the community (partnerships).
to present or publish Community Engagement work at the state, national and
possibly international level.
- Community Engagement Travel
Award for $1,500 to attend and present at a national Community Engagement Conference in 2023 (if funding is available).
stipend each semester (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023)
to support your research time and efforts.
What is required of a Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship recipient?
monthly meetings with other CER Faculty Fellowship recipients along with
the CCBL Director and staff to discuss research progress.
- Design and
implement a research study focused on the impact of CBTL and Community
Engagement on community partners, students and/or faculty to be carried
out (data collected and analyzed) during the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
- Produce a poster and present your research at the Annual Community Engaged Scholarship Luncheon Fall 2022 or UNF Research Week STARS 2023.
- Offer one
public lecture sharing the results of your impact study.
available, if invited, to make a short presentation to UNF Executive
Leadership on the purpose and outcome of your research study.
How does one become a Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship recipient?
Submit a research proposal through the online application form. Cohort 6 applications are available January 2022.
Application and research proposal requirements:
- Identify a
CBTL and Community Engagement research topic of interest that focuses on
the impact on students, faculty or the community (partnerships).
the scope of the study as well as your interest in the
research topic and identify any past experience within the selected topic.
the relevance of the topic for the broader institution.
- Provide a
timeline for completing the research study during the duration of the
- Include a
copy of current C.V. – limited to 2 pages.
research proposals will be reviewed by the Director of CCBL with input from
Center staff and UNF Executive Leadership.
be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- The extent
of prior experience the applicant has with the type of research proposed
and the specific research topic selected.
research topic selected is relevant to the institutions interest in CBTL
and Community Engagement.
viability of the research being completed by the summer of 2023.
all research proposals are encouraged, preference will be given to
applications that focus on impacts on the community (partnerships) and
students (beyond learning outcomes).
Up to three projects will be selected for Cohort 6. Applicants
will be notified in May 2022.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Alarie Gibbs, firstname.lastname@example.org.