Is your research shaping the Denver-metro region? 

The TIAA Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholars award recognizes the outstanding contributions of CU Denver faculty to the Denver metro region through community-engaged scholarship. The award is open to all tenure and non-tenure track faculty (including lecturers). In addition to being recognized for their scholarship, recipients of the Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholar’s award will receive: 

  • Opportunities to share their research with the Denver community
  • Coverage of their scholarship on CU Denver communication channels
  • A monetary prize of $4,000

Application Details

All applications should be submitted electronically and include:

  • A letter of intent that briefly describes how the research or creative activity pertains to the Denver-metro region and define how it is community-engaged scholarship. 
  • A short curriculum vitae. 
  • Optional: statement of research or service to support your application. 
All applications are due Friday, February 15 by 5 P.M.

Selection Criteria

The selection of the Chancellor's Urban Engaged Scholars awardees will be based on the following criteria:

  • Scholarship addresses current urban issues in the Denver-metro region. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate an emphasis on current issues or needs in our community. 
  • Scholarship involves community partners in the Denver-metro region. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate the strength of community partnerships in research or creative activity.
  • Scholarship is valuable to the academic community. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate academically relevant work that advances scholarship in one or more academic disciplines. 
  • Scholarship included graduate or undergraduate students. Preference will be given to applications that engaged CU Denver graduate or undergraduate students in scholarship or creative activity.
  • Scholarship impacted (or will impact) the Denver-metro region. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate significant potential community impact on our community. 

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