The College of Humanities & Social Sciences encourages engaged learning for our students. Engaged Learning in the Liberal Arts (ELLA) grants are intended to provide support for a broad range of student-centered, engaged-learning projects.

Requests for information about ELLA grants should be addressed to Sara Ulloa, Chair of the ELLA Committee. Applications for ELLA grants must use the application form and are due to Jolene Arnoff, Assistant to the Dean for Finance and Operations, before the due dates on the first Monday of every month, as outlined below. 

The ELLA committee will consider all applications received prior to the end of the workday (5:00 PM) on the first Monday of the month. 



First Monday in October by 5 p.m.

First Monday in November by 5 p.m.

First Monday in December by 5 p.m.


First Monday in January by 5 p.m.

First Monday in February by 5 p.m.

First Monday in March by 5 p.m.

First Monday in April by 5 p.m.

Examples of Previously Awarded Grants:

2021-22 ELLA Grants

  • Farah Sanders - Affordable Housing Case Study in Wasatch County
  • Mark Lentz - On the Friars' Trail: Indigenous Southwest Travel
  • Claudia Jorgensen - Biennial International Seminar on the Teaching of Psychological Science

2020-21 ELLA Grants

  • Lydia Kerr - Latinx Community Activism
  • Meaghan McKasy - Communicating in Environments at Capitol Reef Field Station
  • Stevie Munz - Understanding the Experiences of Military Spouses with Advanced Academic Degrees

2019-20 ELLA Grants

  • Jeff Packer - 30 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Angie Carter & Deb Thornton - Pioneer Theatre production - Lifespan of a Fact
  • John Hunt - Making Stories in the Early Modern World
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