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Competition for the 2012-2013 Faculty Interactive Research Program

January 27, 2012
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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 urban-related 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 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 one month of the faculty member’s time in the summer of 2012 and a half-time graduate research assistant for the 2012–2013 academic year. Where appropriate, limited support for miscellaneous research expenses can be provided. In addition, supplemental funding for a half-time graduate research assistant in the summer of 2013 is available to successful proposals that contribute to the planning and development of the University’s vision to create a new, sustainable community on the 5,000-acre UMore Park property in Dakota County.

Deadline: Applications must be received in the CURA office by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2012. Grant recipients will be notified in April.

For additional eligibility requirements, terms of the award, and application procedures, visit www.cura.umn.edu/FIRP/announcement.