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Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP)

SERVES: University of Minnesota Faculty (all campuses)

PURPOSE: To encourage University faculty to carry out research projects that involve significant issues of public policy for the state and that include interaction with community groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota. Awards cover the faculty member’s salary for the summer, plus a research assistant for one year. View a list of recently supported projects.

Faculty members who are selected will be expected as part of their project to: (a) interact or engage with appropriate community organizations or agencies, (b) prepare a report for the organization or agency where appropriate, and (c) prepare a 3500-word manuscript for publication in the CURA Reporter, our regular report of faculty research.

HOW TO APPLY: An announcement regarding the competition for FIRP grants is sent to faculty annually during early spring semester, and the deadline for receipt of application materials is generally March. The competition for the 2018-2019 academic year is due by 4:30 p.m. on March 9, 2018. View the latest call for proposals.

Edward Goetz Director, CURA (612) 624-8737