The Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Fellows program promotes and sustains community-engaged teaching, research, and scholarship through a cohort-based program.

ACE Fellows develop community-based projects congruent with their research, scholarship, and/or teaching interests. They may choose to start a new project or develop existing work. Fellows receive a $1,000 award each year of the two-year fellowship, which can be used toward project-related expenses, travel costs, honoraria for speakers and panelists, etc.


Interested faculty must submit an application, cover letter, CV, and letter(s) of support from a community partner(s), colleague(s), and/or student(s) when applications re-open in 2023.

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement will contact each applicant’s Dean or Department Chair as part of the application process. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of previous ACE fellows, members of the ACE Advisory Council, and community partners.

ACE Fellows Cohort