Office of Research & Engagement

UT Knoxville

W.K. Kellogg/C. Peter Magrath Award

UTK Call for Submissions — Deadline: January 25, 2013

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. One of these projects will be selected to be submitted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the regional Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award; the winners of the five regional awards are celebrated at two national conferences and also become finalists for the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.

Winning nominee will be provided support through UTK’s Office of Research & Engagement to complete and submit a final application for the regional award.  In addition, all nominees will be considered for news stories throughout the year, and may be encouraged and/or assisted in pursuing additional funding and showcasing opportunities.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the electronic abstract submission form, which includes space for a 500-word abstract that summarizes the engagement partnership. The summary should include:

  • An overview of the engagement partnership
  • The partners involved and the reciprocity of the relationships between the university and partners
  • The integration of scholarship and learning
  • Impacts of the engagement partnership
  • The evolution, duration, and sustainability of the engagement work

Submit the nomination online by Friday, January 25, 2013. Applicants are also encouraged to include photos (preferably high quality, 300 dpi) that help tell the story in their applications. Send photos to: If selected as UTK’s nominee for the regional award, you will be asked to complete the full application by April 2, 2013.

See the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) website for details on the regional and national award, along with application instructions.

The Regional Award (The Outreach Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award)

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award recognizes five regional winners of the Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award at the Outreach Scholarship conference in October. Regional winners receive $9,500 and are considered for the national award. Each university may submit one nominee for the regional award.

2011: UTK’s Ready for the World application featuring UTK’s partnership with local Burundian refugees, was selected as a Regional Winner (Kellogg Award) and one of four national finalists for the C. Peter Magrath Award.

2012: UTK’s KnoxHMIS (Knoxville Homelessness Management Information System), was chosen as an exemplary project for the Kellogg/Magrath Awards.

The National Award (C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award)

The C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award is a national award that recognizes outstanding outreach and engagement partnerships between universities and community partners. It is presented by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) at the annual meeting in November. National award winners receive a cash prize of $20,000.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Burman
Director, Office of Community Engagement & Outreach
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: (865) 974-8363

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