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PACE Fellowhip Program

Mission Statement

“Empowering Scholars and Communities Through Collaborative Engagement”

PACE (Partnership for Advancing Community Engagement) is dedicated to fostering strong connections between academic institutions and their surrounding communities. Our mission is to provide faculty and graduate students with the tools, resources, and networks necessary to successfully engage in community-based projects and research, thereby enriching both their academic work and the communities they serve.


Program Objectives

  • Enhance Community-Engaged Scholarship: Support faculty and graduate students in integrating community engagement into their research and teaching. The 2024 cohort will focus on advancing economic development and closing racialized disparities.
  • Build Sustainable Partnerships: Facilitate lasting collaborations between universities and community organizations.
  • Promote Grant-Writing Excellence: Offer expert assistance to faculty and graduate students so that they can secure funding for community-engaged projects. PACE staff will find grants, train fellows in how to write competitive proposals, edit fellows’ grants, and coordinate match-making activities.
  • Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Encourage cross-disciplinary approaches to address community challenges.
  • Advance Advocacy and Public Impact: Empower participants to advocate for community needs and make a tangible impact.

Program Timeline

  • Pilot Phase: December 2023 – January 2024
  • Full Program Launch: February 2024 – August 2024

Key Activities

  • Grant Writing Workshops: Expert-led sessions on crafting successful grant proposals.
  • Mentorship Program: One-on-one guidance and editing support from seasoned grant-writing professionals.
  • Partner Matchmaking: Assistance in connecting with relevant public and not-for-profit partners.
  • Networking Events: Opportunities to connect with fellow scholars and community leaders.
  • Credential Award: Recognition for participants to add to their professional portfolio.

Who Should Apply?

PACE is designed for faculty members and graduate students from various disciplines who are committed to integrating community engagement into their academic and research endeavors. The 2024 cohort is particularly focused on economic development projects and those that reduce racialized disparities.

How To Apply?

If you are interested in applying for the PACE Fellowship program, please click below to apply now.

Applications will close on February 16th at 11:59AM PST.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: The PACE program is open to faculty members and graduate students from any discipline who are interested in integrating community engagement into their research and teaching activities. Undergraduate students will only be considered under the recommendation of heads of a department or center.

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