Funding for these programs for 2016-17 has been distributed. There will be no more funds available until the 2017-2018 year. For further information, please contact Tonya Wirchenko at tonya.wirchenko@usask.ca or by telephone at 306-966-2154.

Funding

Community Engaged Scholarship Research Seed Funding

Funding to support the initial phase of innovative community engaged research that falls within Tri-Council or other major federal, provincial, international funding agency mandates, or within the mandates of significant industry partnerships. Up to five (5) individual grants of up to $6,000 each ($30,000 total per annum) are available.

Support for Community Engaged Experiential Learning

Funding to support initial relationship building and innovative curriculum development towards sustainable and meaningful learning partnerships. Up to three (3) individual grants of up to $4,000 each ($12,000 total per annum) are available.

Support for Schools Based Outreach Initiatives

Support to facilitate outreach initiatives partnering with Saskatchewan primary and secondary schools, with the goal of broadening students’ understanding of their world, and inspiring them to pursue higher learning. Up to $12,000 per annum is available, which can be awarded fully or divided between different projects.

Doctoral Scholarship in Community Engagement

$20,000 annually plus $1,500 travel funding to support doctoral students engaged in dissertation projects that model best practices in community-engaged scholarship.

Apply through the College of Graduate Studies and Research Awards Site

Special Project Support

The Office of Community Engagement maintains a pool of funding to provide modest support to projects not fitting the criteria of the funds described above. Funds have been allocated to student course projects, one-off faculty-community meetings, and other such small activities where strengthening community-university relations is the goal.

In-Kind Support

Consultation and Facilitation

The Community Engagement Office offers advice, mentorship, and facilitation on a variety of CES issues. Consultation on funding proposals, CEL ethics, risk management, and pedagogy is available through the campus CE office. Support is also provided for anyone seeking information on partnership opportunities outside of Saskatoon, or potential interdisciplinary collaborations on campus.

Support for Community Engagement at Station 20 West

The Office of Community Engagement at Station 20 West offers work and meeting space to faculty, students, and community partners working on issues of particular importance for Saskatoon's inner city, or who are undertaking social development research applicable to Saskatoon or elsewhere. The office also advises and mentors on relationship building, ethical interaction, knowledge translation, and cultural awareness.

Support for Aboriginal Engagement

Supporting one of the main pillars of the University of Saskatchewan’s Integrated Plan, the Aboriginal Initiatives Office, both on-campus and at the English River Facility, provides support to faculty, staff, and students seeking assistance in building meaningful and respectful partnerships with Saskatchewan's Indigenous communities.

Community Engaged Learning Pedagogical and Curriculum Support

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) provides information and resources to faculty, graduate students, and staff on building robust cirricula incorporating innovative pedagogy. The CE office collaborates with the GMCTE to facilitate a variety of workshops focussed on community engaged experiential learning.