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2016-2017 Faculty Interactive Research Program Call for Proposals

February 3, 2016
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The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Faculty Interactive Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage University faculty members to carry out research projects that involve a significant public policy issue for the state or its communities, and that include active engagement with groups, agencies, or organizations in Minnesota involved with the issue.

Research projects should focus on issues and concerns important to Minnesota, such as, but not limited to, communities of color, the criminal justice system, demography, state or local economic development, education, employment, energy, the environment, health, housing, state and local government, welfare and poverty, human and social services, transportation, or land use and development.

Regular faculty members are invited to apply. Each award will provide support for two pay periods of the faculty member’s time in the summer of 2016 and a half-time graduate research assistant for the 2016–2017 academic year. Where appropriate, limited support for miscellaneous research expenses can be provided. Faculty members whose proposals 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.

Click here for additional eligibility requirements, terms of the award, and application procedures.

Application materials may be mailed to Faculty Interactive Research Program, CURA, 330 HHH Center, 301—19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455 or a digital version e-mailed (preferred) to firp@umn.edu by 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2016Applications sent to any other addresses may not be considered.

Questions about the competition, the application process, or the Faculty Interactive Research Program should be addressed to Edward Goetz at (612) 624-8737 or egoetz@umn.edu.