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Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

SERVES: Faculty at the University of Minnesota (all campuses)


The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs provides one year of support for the research activities of a University of Minnesota faculty member on a project related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota. 
Funds may be used to obtain release time or other support for the project and may be used for either new or current projects. Previous holders of the chair have used this support to complete projects on population changes in Minnesota, employee turnover and retention rates at Minnesota companies, and the impact of computer networks on civic life in rural Minnesota communities.

The Fesler-Lampert Chair is one of four endowed chairs made possible through the generosity and vision of David and Elizabeth Fesler to honor Mr. Fesler’s grandfathers, Bert Fesler and Jacob Lampert. The endowment is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching by supporting the work of distinguished, broadly learned scholars at the University of Minnesota. The award is given biannually or as endowment funds are available.

HOW TO APPLY: View the announcement for the most recent competition for the Fesler-Lampert Chair.

Edward Goetz Director, CURA (612) 624-8737