NOTICE: This grant program has been suspended temporarily. It will not be available for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 due to the current budget environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. It is our hope to have the program return in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (if the budget allows). The announcement will be made via email if and when we have been informed the program will be restarted. Please submit questions and concerns to cla-adr@purdue.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times. Take care, and be well! 
– CLA Office of Research and Graduate Education 


Engage will provide financial support to tenure‐track faculty members, especially early‐ and mid‐career faculty, to organize 2‐3 day workshops focused on advancing a piece of scholarship and/or creative activity that is in final draft form. An individual Liberal Arts faculty member (or co‐authors) with a final draft of a book manuscript, 2‐3 related journal articles, and/or a creative work (e.g., a play, a piece of music, a collection of artwork) can apply to Engage. Funds can be used to invite 3‐5 leading scholars and/or practitioners in the field to visit campus and consult and advise on ways to strengthen/improve the work‐ in‐progress.


Each academic unit in the College will be allocated funds to support one workshop per year. The unit head will be responsible for communicating this opportunity among his/her faculty and reviewing proposals at the unit level. Final approval for awarding these funds will be made by the Dean.


Deadlines for the Dean’s approval are announced each Academic Year the grant is offered.


Awards up to a total of $100,000 per year will support travel and accommodations for workshop participants, meals and meeting spaces during workshop sessions, and other related costs associated with hosting 3‐5 guests for several days.
For more information, contact the head of your department.

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