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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!

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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

Scheduling Updates

Publications

 Read Volume 8 (2020) of the VA Engage Journal Now! The VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The journal provides a forum for students to publish research studies (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), reflection essays, profiles of practice, and reviews of current literature and engagement practice, all with guidance and mentorship from engaged faculty and staff. Undergrads and grad students enrolled in academic year 2019-20 on a full- or part-time basis at a two- or four-year Virginia college or university, as well as recent Virginia graduates, are eligible to submit their scholarship. Submissions with multiple authors are welcome. The VAEngage Journal accepts student and recent graduate papers on engagement concepts on Scholarly Commons.

Opportunities for Students

VA Engage Journal: Submit your Research or Engagement Experiene Writing to the Virginia Engage Journal today! The VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The journal provides a forum for students to publish research studies (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), reflection essays, profiles of practice, and reviews of current literature and engagement practice, all with guidance and mentorship from engaged faculty and staff. Review the Call For Papers for more information.

July 6- August 14, 2020 - Freedom Summer 2020 -  In a time of global pandemic, the 2020 election – the most historic election of our lives – is in peril. Students can and must help protect our democracy this year. Freedom Summer 2020 gives you a chance to be part of a nationwide virtual movement for voter engagement ahead of the historic 2020 election. Join with students from across the country in helping build the power and voice of low-wage worker voters who have been the most impacted by COVID-19 this summer. 

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 malburmm@jmu.edu 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. https://www.jmu.edu/grad/current-students/awards-grants/travel-grants.shtml

Deadlines annually in September, January, March

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