The Rural Futures Institute is now accepting applications for the third round of RFI Competitive Grants. This is an opportunity to turn your research and teaching ideas into action that can have an impact on rural people and places. As you develop your proposals, keep in mind they are looking for BOLD, INNOVATIVE and TRANSDICIPLINARY project ideas.
There are two types of grants you can apply for:
1. Research & Engagement — The purpose of the RFI Research & Engagement Grant is to foster the development of research and engagement work that addresses critical challenges and opportunities facing rural Nebraska and the Great Plains. These grants are to function as “seed grants” that are designed to lay the foundation for larger requests to funding sources external to the University of Nebraska. Pre-proposals are due December 19, 2014.
2. Teaching & Engagement — The purpose of the RFI Teaching & Engagement Grant is to foster the development of teaching and engagement work that establishes a tradition of faculty-led community engagement and service learning programming. Community engagement and service learning pedagogies develop a structure that forms partnerships between faculty and community agencies/programs and also encourages college student involvement in providing services to meet the community’s needs. Proposals are due January 30, 2015.
You can find the full timelines and more information for both grant programs on their website: