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Community Engagement and Outreach 334 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place Saskatoon SK S7N 5C9 Canada Telephone: 306-­‐966-­‐6690 Email: Web: SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS BASED OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Support Guidelines
To facilitate outreach initiatives partnering with Saskatchewan primary and secondary schools,
with the goal of broadening students’ understanding of their world, and inspiring them to
pursue higher learning.
The Office of Engagement and Outreach will allocate up to $12,000 per annum for schoolsbased initiatives. At the discretion of the adjudicators, allocations may be awarded to one
project, or divided amongst several.
Open to University of Saskatchewan faculty and staff seeking to build partnerships and share
expertise and resources to enhance primary and secondary student learning. Priority will be
given to projects that include an element of experiential learning for undergraduate or graduate
university students. Allocations will be one-time awards aimed at supporting innovative
programming with demonstrable impact benefit for the public.
Funding is intended to be flexible and amenable to the unique costs of undertaking schools
based activities. The following are examples of eligible expenses:
Compensation for a community member’s time contributing to the activity.
Travel costs for faculty, students, or community members associated with collaborative
activity design and implementation.
Honouraria or gifts for community elders, knowledge keepers, and ceremonial leaders.
Costs for producing and distributing teaching materials.
Hospitality costs for school-community-university gatherings, information sessions, or open
Costs incurred for remote or distributed technology-based meetings.
Compensation for student instructors.
Recipients will have 18 months from their desired award start date to use the funds. Residual
funds will be returned to the Office of Community Engagement.
Recipients will be required to submit a report detailing the results of the initiative (maximum
1,000 words). This report should be designed with a general audience in mind as it may be
used for internal and external communications and promotions purposes. The report must
include specific examples of community impact.
Recipients will be invited to share their findings and methodology at Engaged Scholar Day
or other such events organized by the Office of Community Engagement.
Recipients will be required to credit the Office of Community Engagement on all
promotional strategies and communications, and in any resulting publications.
Funding will be awarded through a peer review process by adjudicators appointed by the
Director, Community Engagement. The adjudicators will be guided by the following criteria:
Meaningfulness of the initiative to community:
Community participation in planning, implementing, and evaluating the work.
The initiative address a school or community-identified issue or need in a way
appreciated by community.
The initiative provides positive and ethical learning experiences for school students,
teachers, and community members.
Meaningfulness of the initiative to student learning outcomes:
The initiative enhances student learning outcomes, including those for participating
university students.
The initiative follows best practices in current and relevant pedagogical literature.
Meaningfulness of the initiative to the university mission:
The initiative connects to one of the university’s signature research areas and/or strategic
learning or outreach goals.
Innovative curricular approaches or methodology will be disseminated through relevant
pedagogical or community engagement publications, conferences, or other forums.
The initiative reflects best practices and ethical considerations appropriate to community
engaged work.
Appropriateness of budget:
The budget is realistic, and adheres to the eligibility guidelines.
The application should include the following:
1. A cover letter from the coordinating faculty or staff member outlining how the proposal
meets the adjudication criteria, and including details on the schools involved, grade
levels, and school/community participants.
2. A proposed budget outlining funds allocation, the total funds requested, and a timeline.
3. Letters of support from participating school and community partners.
4. Evidence of Research Ethics Board approval and/or adherence to relevant Saskatchewan
education codes of professional ethics, as appropriate.
The application should be forwarded as a pdf file to the Director, Community Engagement.
Funds will be allocated beginning June 1 (or the closest following business day). After this date,
applications will continue to be considered until funds are exhausted.