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Engaged Communities Mini Grant and Sustaining Engagement Grant

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Engaged Communities Mini and Sustaining Grants (EC grants) are designed to support publicly engaged research and teaching through mutually beneficial projects created between Syracuse University faculty, staff, students, and community partners. These projects seek to co-create public goods based on community assets, needs and interests.

Read about current and past Engaged Communities projects. View the current Call for Proposals: Engaged Communities Mini Grants _2022-23.pdf. 2022-23 EC Mini Grant Proposal Deadline has been extended to February 15, 2022.

(Image: Hadley Griggs, left, and Shaquia Williams. Photo by Ed Reynolds)

Narratio Fellowship

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The Narratio Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence Program brings refugee artists together with resettled refugee youth Fellows to explore and represent the full range of their own experiences and those of their communities through various modes of artistic expression and delivery. The program also provides youth fellows at transition points from high school to college or from community college to university with mentorship and advising through partnerships with local universities and educational organizations.

Learn more about the Narratio Fellowship.

(Image: Khadijah Mohamed reading poetry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo by Edward Grattan)

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

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Engaged Humanities undergraduate research assistants support and promote public engagement through innovative humanities research, teaching and creative work. Students majoring in humanities programs can apply to help develop and support community partnerships; document and promote existing publicly engaged arts and humanities projects; collaborate on program design and implementation; and help create and support new and existing community-engaged humanities projects.

Learn more about current EH Undergraduate Research Projects and apply to join the 2022-23 EH Undergraduate Research Team.

(Image: Engaged Humanities undergraduate research assistant Maggie Sardino, left, working with students. Photo by Edward Grattan)

Graduate Research Assistantships

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Engaged Humanities Graduate Research Assistantship

Engaged Humanities Graduate RAs are hired for one-year, non-teaching appointments to conduct research and writing in the publicly engaged humanities; develop new and support existing community partnerships; collaborate on program design and implementation; assist with the design of engaged humanities undergraduate and/or graduate seminars; and participate in grant writing for public scholarship and creative work.

Apply to become a 2022-23 EH Graduate Research Assistant.

Summer Graduate Research Assistantships

In collaboration with the Syracuse University Graduate School’s Humanities Summer Internship Program, Engaged Humanities Summer Research Assistantships provide graduate students in the humanities opportunities to apply their own research and teaching expertise to forms of action-based humanistic inquiry with partnering organizations and the communities they serve. Doctoral students across all humanities programs are eligible to apply for summer assistantships.

Learn more about current and past EH Grad RA Summer Projects

(Image: EHN Graduate Research Assistant Andy Ridgeway with students at school board meeting)

Virtual Tutoring & Enrichment

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Engaged Humanities Network worked with Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement to coordinate a region-wide virtual tutoring program in 2020-2021. This program offered subject-area and educational technology support and arts and humanities enrichment programming for K-12 and early college students through one-to-one and small group virtual programming. The program included approximately 400 volunteers: students, faculty, staff, and alum from SU, Le Moyne College, SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate; students from colleges across the country; local professionals and retirees; and local educators and high school students. Over 300 students connected to the program for support through 14 partnering organizations.

The Engaged Humanities Network continues to facilitate school support and enrichment opportunities through the partnerships developed in this program.

Read more about the Virtual Tutoring & Enrichment Program.

(Image: Remote tutoring at the North Side Learning Center)