Each semester, UNO students, faculty, and staff can apply to receive mini grants that fund civic engagement activities.
During the previous year of mini grant application cycles there was a new effort to ensure UNO students could be part of the process. UNO students can now work with a faculty or staff member to apply for mini grants each year.
"Civic engagement mini-grants provide faculty, staff, and students with opportunities to extend learning into our community and provide students with hands-on experiences that create insight into real-life issues affecting society today."
Deborah Smith-Howell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Here is a list of the mini grant recipients from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
|Recipient Name||Department||College or Main Units||Project Name|
|Calvin Williams; Phani Tej Adidam||Business Administration||Business Administration||Freedomtainment|
|Derrick Fox||Music||Communication, Fine Arts, and Media||Reflections of Us: Celebrating Diversity Through Literacy|
|Ali Alghaithi; Mahbubul Majumder||
|Arts and Sciences||Civic Participation Data Visualization Competition|
|Arts and Sciences||Human Rights Advocacy in the Time of Covid-19: Virtual Conference|
|Shelly Cooper; Katrina Cox||Music||Communication, Fine Arts, and Media; Education, Health, and Human Services||Ukulele at UNO|
|Josie Gatti Shafer||Center for Public Affairs Research||Public Affairs and Community Service||Student Election Survey|
|Jodi Benenson||Public Administration||Public Affairs and Community Service||Women in Public Policy Week 2021|
Projects, activities, initiatives, and coursework most reflective of the Civic Participation Project involve:
- Significant undergraduate student participation
- Engage the local, regional or national communities
- Promote the quality of life in those communities by working to make a difference utilizing a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation, pursuant to the national American Democracy Project initiative.
Go to the Academic Community Engagement website to learn about open applications and download a full list of recipients.