Academic Outreach Endowment grants

Look for an email announcing application information in March 2015.
The Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) was created by the generosity of a Middlebury alumna from the 1970s. This endowment, inspired by the very meaningful experience of the alumna's thesis project, is used to provide support to students and faculty who wish to pursue community-connected opportunities and integrate "real world" issues with academic course work.
AOE grants are administered by Community Engagement and provide financial support to both faculty and students for pursuits that involve community-connected teaching, learning, and research. Examples of these kinds of approaches include project-based learning (when there is a direct community connection), community-based learning, participatory action research, and more.
Application Timeline
  • Grants will be awarded for Summer 2015 or 2015-2016 academic year projects.
  • An email announcing the grants and with application information will be sent in early March 2015. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.


  • All undergraduate faculty, and all returning undergraduate students in good standing, are eligible, in all disciplines.
  • Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications from both individuals and teams will be considered; team members may include faculty adviser(s), student(s), Middlebury staff, community partner(s), and other participants.
  • Unfortunately the Academic Outreach Endowment cannot fund community service initiatives or unpaid internships.