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Connect with the Urban Collaborative

We welcome partnerships with faculty across the University. If you would like to be affiliated with the Urban Collaborative, please contact Faculty Director Professor Euan Hague at

Urban Collaborative Community Research Initiative (UCCRI)

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 that address key challenges faced by cities, especially—but not limited to—health equity, environmental justice, transportation, and sustainable urban development.

Grants for up to $25,000 for up to twelve months of work will be awarded in the Spring Quarter of 2023. 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.


Application Timeline

The application timeline for academic year 2023-2024 is outlined below and the maximum award is $25,000. Note that you are strongly to review the FAQ before applying.

Stage Date
Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines posted February 10
Online Application opens
March 3
Online Application closes
March 31
by 11:59 PM
Award notifications April 14