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 are evaluated on a rolling deadline on the first Monday of every month. 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. 

The documents linked below can help you prepare to submit your ELLA grant application:

ELLA Application Questions                              ELLA Committee Rubric



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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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