Our office funds public and community-engaged scholarship that connects research, teaching and creative work with partners in Colorado communities and beyond.  

More than $7 million, benefiting 5.5 million people, has been granted since 1999. Public and Community-Engaged Scholarship Grants are made possible by the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.

Whether you are new to the practice of public and community-engaged scholarship or seeking support for established work, we encourage you to review our funding options and to reach out to us with questions.  

The table below summarizes the main differences among our four types of Public and Community-Engaged Scholarship Grants. More detail can be found on each tier’s page.



Which Grant is Right for Me?

  Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Former Name Micro Grant Community Impact Grant CU Boulder Outreach Award: Individual CU Boulder Outreach Awards: Group

Who Can Apply?

Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students (with faculty advisor) Faculty, staff and graduate students (with faculty advisor) Faculty Faculty
Grant Maximum $2,000 $5,000 $11,000 for individual applicants $24,000 for groups of 2 to 3 applicants
Grant Purposes Public outreach events and partnership development Seeding or extending public and community-engaged scholarship projects Faculty-led public and community-engaged scholarship projects Faculty-led public and community-engaged scholarship projects
Proposal Reviewers Office Staff Office staff and prior grant recipients Interdisciplinary faculty committee Interdisciplinary faculty committee

Rolling basis per semester

Spring 2024: Jan. 16 – May 2, 2024

August and February

Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 12, 2024

April 19, 2024

Register for the April 4 virtual information session

April 19, 2024

Register for the April 4 virtual information session