The Office of Community Engagement (OCE), part of the External Relations, creates more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts. OCE leverages the expertise and resources of Stanford’s diverse community engagement hubs to strengthen and advance collaboration with external communities, with a focus on addressing mutual challenges around arts/education, equity, health, and sustainability.
The call for proposals will open on September 1. OCE seeks proposals from Stanford faculty working with community partners to address ongoing impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Funding will support faculty-led efforts that address community-identified needs as outlined in the Santa Clara County: Building a Better Normal and San Mateo County Recovery Initiative reports. Applications will close on Friday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Eligibility: this funding opportunity is currently open to academic council faculty and community engagement hubs, which are the units, offices, centers, institutes, and impact labs that regularly engage with outside communities as part of education, research, culture and recreation activities (List here; if you're not on the list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org). One-time funding, ranging from $15,000-$40,000, will be made available in Fall Quarter 2021 for research and educational opportunities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Information about prior funding awardees can be found here.
Address clear and immediate need in the region (Santa Clara and San Mateo County)
Builds or deepens an existing community relationship
Committed faculty leadership for the project
Measurable and realistic impact (all funds must be spent by 8/31/22)
Open to Academic Council Faculty
Research and educational opportunities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is directed towards responding to COVID-19 pandemic impacts.
Our intent is for funding to be utilized by 8/31/22 to help respond to the most immediate needs confronting our region.