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Summer 2016 Community Based Research Request for Proposals

Date: 
February 5, 2016

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 May 30 to August 28, 2016. Applications are due March 15. 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 to 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 resources
  • Get the scoop on application writing tips ahead of the March 15 deadline

The Nelson Program is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation.