As an urban public research university, UB possesses strengths across its various units including its ability to marshal collaborative expertise in research, teaching and service that can positively impact local, national and even global constituencies.
CEPP has established two internal fellowship programs with a total of five fellowships to help advance and support community-based research by members of UB faculty. These fellowships support community-based research used to study issues of social justice, equity, and public policy and the research may be local or global in scope.
In addition to offering competitive fellowships for UB faculty researchers, CEPP supports and advances community-based research and scholarship by UB researchers by providing a forum for research presentations, internal research series and workshops, and research network meetings.
CEPP hosts and sponsors many public workshops and conferences each year, both on campus and throughout the Buffalo and Western New York community. These community-wide research events facilitate discussion and networking between community research partners and scholars. Annual research workshops are held to focus on the crisis of poverty in Buffalo, major forums bring in nationally recognized experts, and policy summits and workshops are held jointly with community organizations.
CEPP Fellowship Applications
Details about CEPP Research Fellowships and Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowships for 2016-17 community-based research projects will be released in spring 2016. See "Fellowships" for information on the five fellowships offered.
Sara Metcalf, assistant professor in the Department of Geography, helps cities develop urban agriculture. Urban farms can serve as a buffer against the extreme conditions of poverty and environmental stress that presently plague Buffalo and other Rust Belt cities.
Christopher Mele, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, focuses his research on urban development, and encouraging utilizing public funding in ways that also consider environmental justice.