Faculty Opportunities

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Community Collaboration Grant

2022-2023 Call for Proposals now available.

Applications due by October 3, 2022 or March 15, 2023.

Learn more, hear from past recipients, and view full application instructions .


The Kutsche Office of Local History’s Community Collaboration Grant provides funding to Grand Valley State University instructors partnering with local organizations to help share and spread the history of diverse communities in West Michigan. This is a competitive grant awarded twice each academic year, with the 2022-2023 cycle deadlines of October 3, 2022 and March 15, 2023.


  • Grants are awarded for up to $2,000
  • Any GVSU instructor is eligible to apply
  • Additional funding may be provided for a GVSU student employee
  • Projects must involve external partners and enrolled GVSU students

Building Intentional & Ethical Community Partnerships

This video is intended for faculty and staff at Grand Valley State University. A current GVSU Blackboard account is required to access it. 

The video focuses on what it means to build ethical and intentional relationships with community partners. These partners may include individuals, local history organizations, or other community-based organizations invested in documenting the history of their constituents. Please note that this video is designed to provide an introduction to building intentional and ethical community partnerships. Specifically, it is meant to encourage you to think critically about your project’s design. 

Please note that this video should not be viewed as being sufficient training. Rather, this video is designed to encourage reflection on what's necessary to build intentional and ethical community partnerships.  If you're interested in learning more about training or educational resources available, please contact the Kutsche Office at [email protected].

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