Programs at CURA
CURA currently supports more than a dozen programs that sponsor research projects related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota. Each program has a specific focus, as well as its own eligibility requirements, application procedures, and deadlines. Choose a link below for more information about a particular program and the funding opportunities or other assistance available.
|Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR)||
Supports cooperative research involving community agencies in northeastern Minnesota and University of Minnesota at Duluth faculty and students.
|Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development||
Provides fellowship and internship opportunities for disadvantaged or underrepresented students at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs who have a career interest in housing and community development issues.
|Community Assistantship Program (CAP)||
Provides applied research assistance to community organizations, citizen groups, and government agencies in Greater Minnesota.
|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.
|Community Growth Planning Assistance Center (CGPAC)||
CGPAC is on hiatus pending procurement of new program funding. If you are a Minnesota community looking for assistance with projects related to sustainability and livability, consider applying for assistance from the Resilient Communities Project.
Communiversity has been merged with the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program.
|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.
|CURA Housing Forum||
A monthly brown-bag discussion of housing issues and research in the Twin Cities metropolitan area that is free and open to the public.
|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.
|Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program||
Provides research assistance for: community and neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and ommunity organizations and government agencies in Twin-Cities metro area suburbs.
|Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO)||
Provides training for organizers and staff at neighborhood and community organizations in the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota.
|Neighborhood Partnership Initiative and Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative||
Supports innovative, effective partnerships among neighborhood organizations and youth, immigrant, or arts organizations that increase involvement of immigrant, underrepresented, and youth constituencies in solving neighborhood problems and improving the community.
|Resilient Communities Project (RCP)||
The Resilient Communities Project builds community-university partnerships for sustainability by working with one city partner per year to facilitate faculty-supervised course-based projects that meet city-identified sustainability needs.
|Sustainable Development Research Opportunity Program (SDROP)||
Supports cooperative research on sustainable development projects involving communities in northeastern Minnesota and University of Minnesota at Duluth students.
|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.