Apply for a Community-Based Research Project by June 12!


The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. We match the research and technical needs of organizations with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and community-guided projects. CURA works with organizations selected for the program to create shared understanding and action based on the results.

The deadline for Fall 2023 projects proposals is June 12, 2023. The projects will run from early September to mid-January.

More details on submitting your proposal:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a project idea, please feel free to reach out to at C Terrence Anderson at or Lee Guekguezian at

The Nelson Program is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation.