Leading the way to a thriving Indiana

We are actively engaging IU Bloomington faculty, whose research and service intersects with the center’s strategic goals and can directly benefit the Indiana Uplands region.

Project proposals

Faculty or campus organizations interested in submitting a project proposal can download the Center for Rural Engagement’s project proposal guidelines to learn about eligibility, use of funds, proposal requirements, the award process, and more.

If you have questions about the project proposal process, please contact Todd Burkhardt, Director of Campus Partnerships, at toddburk@iu.edu.

Rural colloquium series

Each semester, 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.

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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.

Partner with us to improve Hoosier lives