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Fall 2015 Community Based Research Requests for Proposals

May 27, 2015
The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program (Nelson Program) at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds partnerships between community-based organizations or suburban government agencies and local colleges and universities. The research needs of organizations are matched with students to carry out community-defined and guided projects. Projects will run from August 31 to January 13, 2016. Applications are due June 30. Click here for more information on applying.

More details on submitting your RFP:

‘On Demand’ Community Based Research Workshop
Has your organization ever had something you wanted to know but didn’t have the time to find out? Ever wonder how working with CURA and a student researcher could help? Just want to know what Community Based Research (CBR) is?  If so, then, we’re excited to offer you a customized, interactive session on Community Based Research. What is it? How do you do it? What are the benefits? We’ll consider these and many other questions. To set up a session for your organization or collaboration contact Jeff Corn, jcorn@umn.edu or 612-625-0744.

Possible Workshop Content:

  • How CBR can be a tool for achieving your mission
  • Learn about CBR, it’s values and principles
  • Ways to think about and define a research question
  • Hear about example projects
  • Brainstorm and develop project ideas
  • Hear about CURA’s process
  • Learn about other CURA and University of Minnesota resources
  • Get the scoop on application writing tips ahead of the June 30 deadline

The Nelson Program is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation.