One of the ways we support this work is by partnering with both communities and university faculty on grant proposals. We encourage partners to contact us early in the process of developing project ideas so we have enough time to help design strong proposals.
OCP provides a point of contact for community stakeholders to connect to university resources as well as support for grant proposal development for projects involving university students and/or faculty. Depending on the project, support could come in the form of identifying potential funding sources, helping write a grant proposal, or pulling together a team of faculty and/or students to collaborate with communities on the project. Potential areas of work include, but are not limited to, community development, assessment and planning, applied research, service-learning projects, and sustainable economic development.
For university faculty:
OCP helps faculty connect with community partners, organize stakeholder involvement, develop proposals, and facilitate community-based service-learning, volunteer and internship activities. Part of supporting student activities is connecting faculty with UI’s Service-Learning Center and ASUI’s Center for Volunteerism and Social Action.
If you’re interested in partnering with OCP, contact us: