The UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize was developed by NC Campus Compact in partnership with Dr. Frank Gilliam, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to grow and promote the scholarship of engagement in North Carolina. The prize will be awarded for the first time in February 2020 during the NC Campus Compact PACE conference and Presidents Forum.

This prize recognizes outstanding engaged scholarship in two categories: faculty and graduate student. A $1000 prize will be awarded to a faculty member and $500 will be awarded to a graduate student. In a given year, if there are no graduate student applications received or if a graduate student is not selected, the prize money will only go to the faculty scholar. We are seeking to recognize scholars who not only study community engagement but who actually engage in the community.

Prize launch – December 9, 2019
Submission deadline – January 15, 2020
Selection announcement – January 27, 2020
Prize presentation – February 12, 2020

Eligibility Requirements
Faculty Category
• Faculty members (full-time, part time or adjunct) from an NC Campus Compact member institution are eligible for the prize.
• More than one faculty member from a single college or university may apply but they must complete separate applications.
• Individuals who have applied previously may reapply.
• The applicant must describe how their scholarly work is tied to their discipline, benefits the external community, and reflects the mission of the institution.
• Preference will be given to faculty members who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the scholarship of engagement and body of work reflecting that commitment.

Graduate Student
• Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an NC Campus Compact member institution.
• Applicant must demonstrate how their scholarship tied to their discipline, benefits the external community, and reflects the mission of the institution.
• Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the scholarship of engagement throughout their graduate studies.

Selection Process
The selection committee will be comprised of representatives from the NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholars network, Engaged Faculty Award recipients, and the Community of Practice, Inquiry, and Learning (COPIL). Chancellor Gilliam will review the finalists and approve final selection.

Selection Criteria
1. The scholarship addresses public issues and might help communities identify resources and assets, explore civic skills, or build civic literacy
2. The effort is reciprocal and collaborative; it encourages public participation in the production of scholarship
3. The scholarship helps advance the field of higher education service-learning and community/civic engagement
4. The scholarship has been or will be disseminated to the public in print and/or spoken form (ex. academic journal, website, newsletter, recorded presentation, performance, podcast, etc.) and is archived in some way for future generations.
5. Evidence of sustained scholarship of engagement will improve a candidate’s application.

Submission Process
Applications must be submitted through the online form accessible at this link. The application deadline is January 15, 2020

Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director at or (336) 278-7278.