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CURA programs for faculty-initiated projects

CURA supports applied research projects by faculty that actively involve community partners in the research process. The following CURA programs provide grants, technical assistance, or other support for applied faculty research projects. The type of support available varies by program, and each program has its own eligiblity requirements and application procedures.

Program Description
Community Geographic Information Systems (CGIS)

Provides GIS data access, technical assistance, and educational and training opportunities to neighborhood groups, community organizations, and local government agencies in Minnesota.

Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP)

Competitive program that supports interactive public policy research between University of Minnesota faculty and community organizations or government agencies in Minnesota.

Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs

Endowed chair that supports the work of a University of Minnesota faculty member on a project related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota.

Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP)

An initiative to make the connection between the state’s premier research institution and largest county more strategic, including collaboration on important community-based research, sharing of academic and practitioner expertise, and providing students with field experience.

University Metropolitan Consortium (UMC)

Links the centers, programs, faculty, and staff at the University engaged in teaching, research, and outreach concerned with understanding metropolitan change and development.