Extension & Public Engagement Connection Center

Extension Collaboration Grants

Extension Collaboration Grants fund partnerships between University of Illinois Extension personnel and investigators at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for projects that use campus-based research to enhance the quality of life of people in communities across Illinois. Project themes may vary widely – from improving school nutrition programs to helping farmers manage nitrogen application – but all focus on research with practical applications for Illinois residents. Each winning team receives up to $60,000 that can be spent over two years to enact their projects.

Projects awarded in 2018 can be viewed here. The 2020 proposal deadline was September 30. The next available request for proposals is tentatively scheduled for 2022.

Financial support for the 2020 awards is provided by the Office of the Provost Investment for Growth Program and Illinois Extension.

Outreach and Engagement Professionals Network (OEPN)

OEPN is network of public outreach and engagement professionals at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our members work to share and coordinate university resources for outreach and engagement and act as champions for public engagement throughout the institution. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month. To get involved, contact EPECC Coordinator Deborah Seiler (dlseiler@illinois.edu) to join the OEPN listserv and MS Teams space.

Stay Connected!

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