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The Urban Collaborative Community Research Initiative (UCCRI) was established in 2021 with funds from the Julian Grace Foundation to support interdisciplinary, community-engaged research projects aimed at addressing key challenges faced by cities, especially—but not limited to—health equity, environmental justice, transportation, crime and policing, and sustainable urban development.
Grants up to $25,000 for up to twelve months of work will be awarded in the spring quarters 2021 and 2022. Interdisciplinary teams of
Urban Collaborative faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to apply for funding for research projects co-designed with community partners and external colleagues. Ideally, these grants will be used to accelerate early-stage research projects that have the potential to win larger external grants as they mature.
The application timeline for academic year 2021-2022 is outlined below and the maximum award is $25,000. Note that you are strongly to review the
FAQ before applying.
To be eligible for funding, projects must be interdisciplinary and co-designed by faculty in the
Urban Collaborative and a community partner organization; it must also create opportunities for LAS students to participate as researchers on the team.
Application requires submitting an online application between the application’s opening date (March 1, 2022) and closing date (March 28, 2022, at 11:59 pm).
The application requires the following items, each of which is described in detail below.
All CVs and Letters of Support submitted via the online application should be uploaded in
All applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty from the Urban Collaborative Advisory Council.
Download UCCRI Application GuidelinesApplication opens March 1Submit Chair/Director Letter of Support