Collaborative Community-Academic Research Awards
These projects are co-sponsored by the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, a partnership among the U-M Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Social Work, the Detroit Health Department, Henry Ford Health System; and nine community-based organizations (Community Health and Social Services, Inc., Communities In Schools, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Eastside Community Network, Friends of Parkside, Institute for Population Health, Latino Family Services, Neighborhood Service Organization).
These community-academic projects are unique in that they are committed to using a collaborative community-academic research approach. Using this approach, academic researchers and community representatives work as equal partners to pursue action-oriented research questions and interventions strategies that will benefit the communities involved. These research teams receive one-on-one training and mentorship from the Detroit URC, which is widely recognized as a national leader in community-based participatory research. This training and mentorship focuses on building strong partnerships and identifying strategies for putting research into action.
Faculty Research Projects
Faculty research grants support U-M faculty members and their partners with innovative, action-based research projects focused on evaluating and strengthening interventions, programs and policies that seek to prevent and alleviate poverty.