The Goldfarb Center recently announced fall 2015 grant opportunities with increased funding opportunities through its Engaged Scholarship Initiative. The new program will support the study of multifaceted and interdisciplinary public policy questions by a broad range of participants — from community stakeholders and industry experts to Colby students, faculty, and alumni — in inclusive networks.
Engaged scholarship promotes critical thinking, a deeper understanding of causal relationships, and an appreciation for context, and it helps students foster a sense of efficacy. Goldfarb research grants are now included in this program and may cover research expenses, travel costs, visiting speakers and scholars, publications, and other activities associated with building these inclusive networks. In addition, we offer the possibility of funding a summer student research assistant. The center seeks to establish a set of policy anchors in the initiative to allow for close attention to particular topics over a longer period of time. Proposals for new policy anchors are welcome.