Funding Opportunity: CNCS Announces National Service and Civic Engagement Research Program Competition
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced a new competition for its National Service and Civic Engagement Research program, which will be limited exclusively to university applicants. The announcement identifies two distinct project categories intended for funding: dissertation category and scholar category.
The dissertation category “targets research that may support doctoral dissertations. The dissertator must have completed their Ph.D. coursework and passed qualifying exams and achieved All But Dissertation (ABD) status by October 1, 2017. The dissertator’s advisor will be the Program Director (i.e., Principal Investigator) and the Dissertator will be the Co-Program Director (i.e., Co-Principal Investigator).”
The scholar category “targets established academics, researchers, and postdoctoral researchers with a proven track record and standing in their respective fields.”
The solicitation identifies three primary research priority areas:
- “How are civic infrastructure and civic engagement defined, measured, developed and hindered?
- How does an individual’s civic engagement change over the course of a lifetime?
- What are the impacts associated with civic engagement, volunteering, or national service?”
Total Funding and Award Size: Depending on the availability of funds, CNCS expects to award $800,000 total through the solicitation with individual awards ranging from $20,000 to $150,000.
Performance Period: Awards for this solicitation would be for an expected project duration of two years.
- Notification of Intent to Apply: Encouraged, due June 9, 2017
- Application Deadline: July 11, 2017
Sources and Additional Information:
- The full funding opportunity announcement is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017_CNCS_Research_Competition_NOFO_updated.pdf.