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CURA programs for student-initiated projects

CURA supports applied research projects by students that actively involve community partners in the research process. The following CURA programs provide grants, technical assistance, or other support for projects initiated by graduate or undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. 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.

CURA Dissertation Research Grant

Provides one year of support to a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota to complete dissertation research on a significant issue or topic related to urban areas in the upper Midwest region.