Grant Proposals Now Accepted for Faculty/Community Partnerships on Social Justice Issues in Southern Arizona

Jan. 25, 2023
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We are excited to announce that 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, is now accepting grant applications for its inaugural year of funding. Grant proposals are due by April 1, 2023.

Faculty from across campus can apply. The application can also be initiated by the community-based organization, which includes non-governmental organizations and governmental (or quasi-governmental) sectors.

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 1st, 2023 and funds will be available in August 2023.

Read more about the grant proposal process and selection criteria.

You can also learn about Peter and Pat Hirschman and why they established the fund: “Achieving Social Justice: Transforming Visions into Results.”