Student Engagement

IA fosters vibrant networks of graduate and undergraduate students from our member institutions. We aim for these networks to be a collaborative, sustainable, and action-oriented conduit for changing academic cultures and practices and strengthening civic life.

In recent years, an increasing number of students have attended IA’s annual conference. Their dynamic participation and critical feedback has increased the role of students in IA’s leadership structure, including the national advisory board.

Page Fellows


When IA launched in 1999, the national conversation about the state of higher education included deep concern for the future of graduate education, especially in the humanities—in large part as a result of the acute job crisis.

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PAGE is a peer network organized not by an individual director, but instead by a rotating cohort of PAGE alumni who share responsibility for mentoring and designing support structures for each new cohort of fellows.

Meet Them

Apply for Page

Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship or artistic practice to apply for the PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive a travel stipend to attend a Fellows Summit during the national conference.

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JGS Fellows

Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something Foundation (JGS), each year IA awards scholarships to students at member campuses who serve their local communities through photography or media arts.

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Call for 2019-2020 JGS Fellows

The application period for the 2019-2020 JGS Fellows cohort is now open. Apply by June 27, 2019.



Engagement Scholars

From 2009 to 2016, the Imagining America Engagement Scholars program provided recent Syracuse University graduates with a transition from undergraduate study to become civic-minded professionals in Central New York and begin graduate studies at Syracuse University. Building on their publicly engaged undergraduate educations, Engagement Scholars gained support to find and create pathways to begin careers in their chosen fields.

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Students are bringing their knowledge to collaborations with community members to address important community-identified problems and opportunities. Students are defining the leading edge of publicly engaged scholarship and creative practice through leadership in the arts, humanities, and design disciplines.


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