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Samina Raja, presenting at the Buffalo Food Policy Summit

Dr. Samina Raja, UB School of Architecture and Planning, presenting at the 2011 Buffalo Food Policy Summit

The Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative has established two fellowship programs with a total of four 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.

Civic Engagement Research Fellowship Program

The Civic Engagement Research Fellowship Program provides three fellowship opportunities for UB faculty members to advance their community-based research and engaged scholarship that address social and policy challenges. Community-based research requires collaboration with an external partner, and will confront issues whose scope ranges from the local to the global.

The fellowship with the broadest scope is the Civic Engagement Research Fellowship, which now requires applications in the spring semester for the following academic year. The two newest fellowships, established in 2012-13, are more narrowly focused -- for Grant Development and for Research Dissemination -- and applications are sought in the fall semester.

  • Civic Engagement Research Fellowship The application deadline for 2014-15 fellowships was in April 2014. Guidelines and application materials are available here. Application information for 2015-16 fellowships will be posted early in 2015.
  • Civic Engagement Research Fellowship for Grant Development Application information for 2014-15 is available here
  • Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowship Application information for 2014-15 is available here.

Fellowships are available to full-time UB faculty members.  

Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship Program

The Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship program provides an opportunity for members of UB faculty to work closely on campus with a community research partner from outside academia. Faculty members submit nominations for a Community Scholar to collaborate on a community-based research project and/or grant activities. 

Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowships The application deadline for 2014-15 fellowships is Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Guildines and application forms are available here.