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Project Citizen Research Program Participant Teacher Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the third cohort of the Project Citizen Research Program. You will joining in a meaningful series of professional learning events to support you and your students to implement Project Citizen - a proven program to guide you through collaborative problem solving utilizing public policy.

We hope this is the beginning of years working together to a) equip and empower students to become effective agents of change in their communities and b) instill Project Citizen into your classroom curriculum to effectively teach civics.

Below is the main application to learn about you, your students, and your commitment. Upon acceptance, a second survey will gather additional information to help us tailor the program to you specific needs including accessibility, food and lodging needs, and your hopes for your learning.

Please answer all questions to the best of your ability with what you expect for the 2022-2023 school year. We understand this is a dynamic time - please keep us informed as changes are both understandable and expected. We are happy to work with you and your individual situation.

Please see the FAQ here:

Please complete this application as soon as possible. Notifications will be sent within two weeks of receipt. 

Contact Information

Please indicate your pronouns

Please provide an email you will have consistent access to including over the summer during the institute.

Please indicate your anticipated school schedule.

In what ways might participation in the year-long Project benefit you and your students? Please explain your motivation applying and describe what you are hoping to gain from your involvement.

Please describe the students you anticipate being engaged in Project Citizen? What are some of the unique qualities of the students you serve?

Please use the box below to identify two (2) or three (3) issues, problems, and/or challenges that you observe in your community which resonate with you. (Please define community as you wish.)

Teacher Agreement and Expectations

Teachers are asked to participate to their fullest ability in all of the below.
I can attend the entirety of the summer sessions - approximately 36 hours. There will be approximately 10 virtual hours in advance of the in person institute the week of July 31 in Grand Rapids.
By participating in the Project Citizen Research Program, I agree to the following (please check all boxes to show your agreement):
I understand I will be paid a $500 stipend for participating in and completing the Program. I understand payment will occur only upon completion of all the requirements of the research study and at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.


My administration is aware of and supportive of my involvement in the Program. MCCE will provide a letter to share with your administration for participation and to support you through the project requirements.
By applying, I understand photos, videos, and likeness of myself and my school and students may be used by the Michigan Center for Civic Education and its partners including the Center for Civic Education, InGlobal Learning Design, and the Michigan Geographic Alliance.
By applying, I understand I will conduct myself professionally displaying professional vulnerability embracing opportunities to reflect and grow in my practice.

Please use this section to provide any additional information that will be helpful in reviewing your application. If you indicated "other" in any of the above sections, please clarify here.


My typed name below signifies understanding, agreement, and compliance with all aspects of the Project Citizen Research Program. I understand this is both an important curriculum and instructional tool as well as a research study. I agree to join the professional learning community and adhere to the mandates of the Project.

Thank you

Thank you so much for applying. We look forward to working with you!

If you have any quesstions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Please email or call Ellen at 248 321 4842 (cell) or!