• Apply for up to $500 to support
    community-engaged undergraduate research
    on urban issues

Engaged Research Support Grants

Undergraduate students in the College can now obtain a research support grant of up to $500 from the UChicago Urban Network and Chicago Studies.

The Urban Research Support Fund can provide micro-grant funding to support undergraduate researchers’ efforts to collaborate with community members at all stages of their research on urban issues — from question formulation to data gathering and analysis to promulgation of findings.

For example, you could request funding for materials to develop a community-based archive with information you've gathered; for transportation assistance to visit community sites; for the development or expansion of media relating to collaborative projects; or for hosting off-campus presentation and discussion sessions in which you can share your research with the communities with whom you have worked and learned.

Although preference will be given to projects based in and around Chicago, funding from this grant can be applied to support collaborative, community-engaged research on issues that impact any urban area worldwide.

Note: Funding decisions will be made on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the academic year, including summer, until all grant funds have been allocated.

Important Dates
April 26: Deadline for submissions
May 1: Subcommittee receives top 10 submissions
May 7: Committee meets to choose top 5
May 14: Colloquium and award presentation (part of Undergraduate Research Week)
If you have not identified specific community-based partners, with what kinds of persons/groups would you envision partnering and why?
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx xls xlsx.