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Take a look at these opportunities to present your work at conferences or attend to learn more about engagement in a specific area; apply for awards, grants and fellowships; and publish.

Are you attending an engagement-related conference or have you received an award or grant? We want to hear about it!

Share Engagement Achievements

Conferences and Events

It’s that wonderful time of year: Conference Registration Season! We threw a few of the engagement conferences and events we have our eye on all in one place so you don’t have to search around.

Professional Development

jmUDESIGN Summer 2020.   Apply to a five-day institute designed to guide participants through the instructional design processes. Mon 6/15-Fri 6/19. Apply by Mon 3/23 at 5 PM.
Montpelier Scholarship Residency (Faculty Community) - This Faculty Community will be Tue, May 26-Thu May 28, 2020. Apply by Mon 3/23 at 5 PM. Apply by Fri, 17 Apr 2020


March 31, 2020 Deadline: The Journal of Transformative Education: Special Issue on Civic Education as Transformative Education.

The VAEngage Journal is now accepting student and recent graduate papers with a priority deadline of April 1, 2020.

Opportunities for Students

The VAEngage Journal is now accepting student and recent graduate papers with a priority deadline of April 1, 2020.

The Active Citizens Conference, held at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 28, 2020. Proposals due Feb. 21. Note: student proposals are also welcome.

JMU Office of Prestigious Scholarships works with students to apply for nationally competitive awards such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Truman, Gilman, the NSF-GRFP, and many others. Fellowship opportunities exist to support study abroad, research, graduate school, and postgraduate internship/employment. The office is seeking faculty to both participate in internal selection and review processes and to connect noteworthy students with the office.

Please contact Meredith Malburne-Wade at for more information.

JMU Graduate School Travel Grants

Participation in professional conferences, meetings and creative competitions is critical to graduate students’ professional development. The Graduate School is pleased to offer a competitive travel grant program that provides support for graduate students to share their scholarly and creative work with their professional communities.

Deadlines annually in September, January, March

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