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The Office of the Vice President for University Outreach has announced the 2017-2018 call for proposals for the Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grants Program, or COSG. The COSG program is intramural and is made available to promote faculty engagement in scholarly outreach enterprise. The purpose of the grants is to encourage faculty initiative in addressing critical needs in the state of Alabama and beyond. Auburn University espouses goals and commitments to enhance public engagement as a land-grant without borders. This intramural grant program builds upon the experience of previous Outreach Scholarship grants coupled with an emphasis on promoting outreach, extension activity and engaged scholarship described in Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handbook.

A Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant is awarded to promote and establish sustainable outreach initiatives with the potential to garner extramural support for public engagement. Grants will range in value up to $25,000 for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Only full-time tenure-track or clinical faculty members, whose departments/units consider scholarly productivity in the conferment of promotion and/or tenure, are eligible to apply. Support for funded projects may begin as early as May 2018.

The 2017-18 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Grant proposal early submission deadline for requirement screening is Friday, Jan. 26 by 4:45 p.m. and the final submission deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1 by 4:45 p.m. For the grant application, budget form and more information, visit

For questions or assistance, contact Chippewa ThomasKara White or call 334-844-5701.