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
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
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.
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
Debabrata Talukdar, professor of Marketing, investigates rental
housing markets in Kenya and Senegal.
Sara Metcalf: Urban Farming
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