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Research & Engagement Academy

Research and Engagement Academy

Research and Engagement Academy Curriculum

Purpose and Overview:

The career of a productive scholar is advanced by a clear research agenda, a supportive campus community, and, often external grant funding. Quality research and engagement can also enrich student learning, benefit external partners, and support opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship. Research, which includes scholarship and creative activities, is highlighted in the University of New Hampshire (UNH) strategic plan. The Office of the Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Engagement and Academic Outreach and the Office of the SVP for Research will offer the Research and Engagement Academy designed to advance faculty scholarship through external funding which is aligned with the UNH strategic plan.

Who Should Apply:

The Research and Engagement Academy supports UNH faculty (tenure-track, extension and research) interested in enhancing their scholarly agenda through reflection and critical feedback. The Academy is a semester-long learning community which includes a series of workshops, coaching through the grant writing process, and interacting with colleagues about successful strategies with federal agencies and foundations. As Academy participants, faculty members will write and submit a competitive grant proposal. To be considered for the Academy, the faculty member must secure a nomination from his/her Dean/Director and submit an online application. Faculty members from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. In the last three years, 63 UNH faculty have participated in the Academy. More information and a link to the online application can be found at:

Curricular Elements::

Scholarly Coach:

A scholarly coach is a senior faculty member with a track record of external funding success and the personal qualities necessary to support and coach a colleague. A scholarly coach has the opportunity to join this learning community of scholars, designed to advance faculty scholarship through external funding opportunities.

A scholarly coach in the Academy should be able to commit to the following:

Each Academy scholarly coach benefits from the following:

Academy Scholars:

The successful faculty scholar should possess and commit to the following:

Faculty scholars benefit from the following: