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 late March. The next competition is in spring 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year. View the latest call for proposals.
- The Generations Project: Exploring Indigenous Voices Using Photovoice
- Serious Kids’ Stuff: The Landscape of Youth Activities, Diversity, and Social Reproduction in the Twin Cities Metro Area
- Sewn Products in Minnesota: Identifying Policy Influences on Industry Development and Fostering a Skilled Workforce
- Evaluating the Contribution of the Built Environment to Extreme Warming During Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Heat Wave Events
- Internal Migration and Recovery from the Great Recession in Urban Minnesota Counties and Neighborhoods