We are actively engaging IU Bloomington faculty, whose research and service intersects with the center’s strategic goals and can directly benefit rural Indiana.
Leading the way to a thriving Indiana
We are an active partner in community-engaged research, teaching, and service projects.
Research and direct collaboration projects
Faculty or campus organizations interested in submitting a project proposal can contact Todd Burkhardt, Director of Campus Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about eligibility, use of funds, proposal requirements, the award process, and more.Explore current projects
Sustaining Hoosier Communities
As a strong partner and dedicated neighbor, faculty collaborate with community leaders to develop course-based deliverables that address community-identified issues and opportunities while giving students a high-impact learning experience.
Sustaining Hoosier Communities offers resources and support to faculty as they collaborate with communities. Sustaining Hoosier Communities staff will coordinate logistics such as transportation, meeting space, hospitality, assessment, and media relations. Download the faculty resource guide to learn more.
ADVISE AND EDUCATE
We expand knowledge and skill development among campus stakeholders
Presentations and seminars featuring IU and community experts
We host informative sessions, workshops, and conferences that examine important rural issues and highlight emerging opportunities. See what events we have currently scheduled.
We support networking between campus and communities
Rural colloquium series
The Center for Rural Engagement hosts a rural colloquium series to inspire connections between faculty work at IU and community opportunities in rural Indiana.
Video recordings of past colloquium events are available to stream anytime. Signup is available if you would like to receive an invitation to future colloquium events.Get invited
Connect with Hoosiers across the state who are working on common issues. See what events we have currently scheduled.
Referrals and connections
We work alongside rural community leaders and residents across the state. Contact us if we can facilitate an introduction.
We curate information from our initiatives for campus stakeholders
We collaborate with campus stakeholders on grant and development opportunities
We can offer insights and advice as you develop your grant proposal. Contact us if you are interested in collaborating on a grant you are planning.