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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.  The research requires collaboration with an external partner, and will confront issues whose scope ranges from the local to the global. 

Civic Engagement Research Fellowship

Proposals are invited from UB full-time faculty members in the spring semester for a fellowship for the following academic year (July – June). Fellows will receive a maximum of $5,000 for direct grant support for a specific research project and/or external grant development and submission. Such grants are provided to help defray direct costs only and support is limited to research-related activities.

No more than one research fellowship will be awarded to any department. To be considered, applications must be complete and endorsed by the relevant department chair and dean.

The application deadline for 2015-16 Research Fellowships was April 6, 2015.  Guidelines and application information is available here.

Civic Engagement Research Fellowship for Grant Development

The Research Fellowship for Grant Development is dedicated to supporting the preparation and submission of external grant proposals for community-based research projects. 

Support of up to $5,000 helps defray direct costs only and is limited to activities related to the development of external grants including grant writing, hiring grant consultants, statistical or other technical assistance necessary for a competitive proposal, travel to visit potential funders (foundations, agencies), and workshops or other activities to further the submission of sponsored research proposals.  

The Call for Proposals for the 2015-16 Research Fellowships for Grant Development is available here.  The application deadline was April 6, 2015.   

Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowship

A Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowship of up to $5,000 for direct costs supports efforts to disseminate the results of community-based research in anticipation of not only advancing knowledge but also contributing to making a difference in the lives of external constituencies and potentially affecting policy and practice.  For example, this fellowship may be used to craft a dissemination plan to be included in an external grant proposal; to rework a report or practice recommendation into a scholarly publication; to prepare the research results for use in non-academic publishing outlets, such as policy reports; to present research findings to legislative bodies and other policymaking groups; or to assist in developing a plan with the community research partner to change current practice.  

The Call for Proposals for 2015-16 Research Dissemination Fellowships is available here.  Applications were due April 6, 2015.

Gregory J. Dimitriadis Research Mentoring Fellowship

The Gregory J. Dimitriadis Research Mentoring Fellowship honors the legacy of Greg Dimitriadis (1969-2014), Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the UB Graduate School of Education, and founding member of the Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) Faculty Advisory Committee.  

The fellowship is available to junior and senior faculty or research teams at the University at Buffalo to further their program of community-based research and scholarship. Such research must involve collaboration with a community research partner and will confront issues of social justice, equity, and public policy that may range from local to global.

The purpose of this one-year fellowship is to support short-term mentoring for full-time faculty members or faculty teams at UB. Mentors may be internal or external to UB. The planned program of mentoring may involve longer intense study in a continuous block of time or several shorter visits spread out over the 12-month period of the fellowship.  

Further guidelines and application materials for the 2015-16 Mentoring Fellowships are available here. Letters of intent are due by 5:00 pm on May 19, 2015.

Information about former fellowship recipients is available in these UB Reporter Articles from August 2011, May 2010, and January 2010.

Questions and applications should be forwarded to: Laura Mangan, Coordinator, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, at