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 Spring 2023 projects proposals is October 24, 2022. The projects will run from mid-January through May.
More details on submitting your proposal:
- The Kris Nelson Community Research Program Application is now a Google Form.
- Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program application guide
- Read more about CURA's research model
- Read a roundup of Fall 2022 Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program project descriptions
- View Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program research and projects on the UMN Library's Digital Conservancy
The Nelson Program is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation.
Programs Coordinator, Community Based Research