March 27, 2019 | Bringing It #12: Grants: Kudos, Thanks, and Reminders

Dear friends,

In our last number of Bringing It, we wrote about our excitement at the number, range, and creativity of the proposals we received for BTtoP’s Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants (MIGs).  We wish that we had the resources to support all the excellent projects that were sent to us.  The Selection Committee’s task was a hard one—a testament to the creativity and hunger for collaboration in our community.

We’re delighted to announce the twenty-one partnership projects that were awarded Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants.

  • Bowling Green State University will partner with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on “Using Learner Experience Design to Increase Empathy for Students.”
  • Brandeis University will partner with the ENACT Health Policy Initiative and ENACT Labor Network on “The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT): Using State Houses as the Structure for Youth Civic Education.”
  • California State University, Monterey Bay, will partner with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey on “Undergraduate and Graduate Student Partnerships for the Gonzales, CA Community Solutions Laboratory.”
  • The College of the Canyons will partner with California State University, Dominguez Hills, California State University, Northridge, and Cerritos College on “Creating a Crucible Moment: Building an Integrative Civic Engagement Pathway Between California's Post-Secondary Systems.”
  • College Unbound will partner with The Evergreen State College, National Louis University, and DePaul University on “Great Colleges for the New Majority Network 2019 Summer Institute.”
  • CUNY Graduate Center will partner with Cleveland State University, Guttman Community College, CUNY, and Saint Peter's University on “Archiving Gifts and Solidarities: The ‘Civic Obligation’ of Higher Education.”
  • Drew University will partner with The University of San Diego on “Cross-Country Theatre: A Bi-Coastal Examination of Applied Performance in Universities.”
  • James Madison University will partner with the Colonial Academic Alliance, Crossing Borders Education, Elon University, and Kansai University on “Realizing the Power of Transformative Learning in Higher Education: An Innovative Approach to Cultivating the Whole Student.”
  • Lehigh University will partner with Arizona State University, Bates College, Cornell University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Stetson University, University of Richmond, and Vanderbilt University on “Imagining America APPS Multi-Institutional Research Team Proposal.”
  • Metropolitan State University will partner with Carleton College, Minneapolis College, and Minnesota Campus Compact on “Census 2020: Counting on Campus.”
  • Mills College will partner with Clark University, Hamilton College, and Pitzer College on “Student Activist Leadership and Well-Being: Liberal Arts Colleges Collaborating for Social Transformation and Healing Justice.”
  • Oberlin College will partner with Lorain County Community College on “4-Dimensional Liberal Arts: College/County/Makerspace/Transformation.”
  • Penn State University will partner with seven Penn State system campuses on “Promoting the Art and Science of Flourishing Among College Students: Development of the Penn State Student Flourishing Network.”
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey will partner with the New Jersey Digital Humanities Consortium and Seton Hall University on “Integrating Digital Humanities into Undergraduate Education.”
  • Siena College will partner with Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Schenectady County Community College, Skidmore College, The College of St. Rose, The SAGE Colleges, and The University at Albany on “Capital Region Campus-Community Hub.”
  • Slippery Rock University will partner with Butler County Community College on “IZE on Butler County.”
  • SUNY Geneseo will partner with City of Asylum: Pittsburgh, Monroe Community College, Rochester City of Asylum, and Shake on the Lake on “Making Rochester a City of Asylum.”
  • The College of New Jersey will partner with The Bonner Foundation on “Third-spaces: Responsible integrative design and planning for place-based civically-engaged learning and innovation.”
  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will partner with Grand Valley State University and Kent State University on “Tools for Students' Civic Empowerment.”
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will partner with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan College Access Network, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Wayne State University on “Collaborative of Tribal and Higher Education in Michigan.”
  • The University of the South will partner with The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to establish a social entrepreneurship hub for the foundation’s higher-education network.

Congratulations to the awardees!  And thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal.  We look forward to working with and learning from all of you.

With warmest appreciation,

Caitlin, Mercedes, and David

PS: While we are on the subject of grants, remember the second Request for Proposals that we have just sent out.  AMP Grants offer up to $3000 for activities that amplify the public reach of work that was previously supported through BTtoP grants.  Here is the RFP.  AMP Grants are offered on a rolling basis.  If you did BTtoP-supported work in the past, we want to encourage its dissemination and influence.  Please consider applying for an AMP Grant.