Grant Proposals Accepted for The Peter and Pat Hirschman University-Community Research Partnership Fund, Beginning Jan. 16

Dec. 5, 2023
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For a second year, University of Arizona faculty and community-based organizations working together on social justice issues have a new opportunity to receive funding for their work benefitting Southern Arizona.

The Peter and Pat Hirschman University-Community Research Partnership Fund, housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will accept grant applications beginning on January 16, 2024. Grant proposals are due by March 22, 2024.

Faculty from across campus can apply. The project must include at least one representative from a regional community-based organization (may be non-profit, non-governmental, governmental, or quasi-governmental) that is active in Southern Arizona. Applicant teams may include multiple partner organizations and additional UArizona researchers including faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars or graduate students.

We are seeking proposals for projects that address social justice issues in the region, such as immigration and asylum, housing, civil rights, healthcare, criminal justice, voting rights, and employment/educational opportunities. The collaborations should hold promise for sustainable and measurable results in the community. 

The amount of funding this cycle is $21,250, which will be split between one and three grantees. Awardees will be announced on May 20, 2024 and funds will be available in August 2024.

Read more about the grant proposal process and selection criteria.