Engaged Opportunity Grants

Bridging the Policy-Academia Divide

Connecting science faculty and their students with federal policymakers

Policymakers and academics have a lot to learn from one another, but they do not often have the opportunity to interact. This project aims to build bridges by sending faculty and students to Washington, DC to meet with federal policymakers and discuss how science is incorporated into the policymaking process. Students will better understand the policy questions, practices and structural constraints that policymakers deal with, and policymakers will network with academics and students in order to facilitate future collaborations for evidence-based policymaking.

Grant category: Other

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Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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