UROC's 2023 Research Agenda Grant Competition Awardees announced

A University-community selection committee has named the 2023 recipients of the UROC Research Agenda Grant Competition. Launched in September of 2020, the UROC Research Agenda  is a framework for addressing themes that community members and University of Minnesota researchers and practitioners identified as being critical to a thriving North Minneapolis and Twin Cities urban core.

The following research projects were chosen as the 2023 grant recipients by a University-community selection committee:

    •    Cookie Cart Reimagined: A Northside Youth-led Participatory Evaluation. Principal Investigator: College of Education and Human Development Assistant Professor Nathaniel Stewart   
    •    The UROC Place-keeping Food Hub: Fostering a Reparative Food System Through the Power of Memory. Principal Investigator: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Fernando Burga  
    •    Understanding the Relationship Between Systemic Racism and Sedentary Behavior in Black Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Principal Investigator: School of Nursing Assistant Professor Mary Whippel

Each of these community-engaged research projects will receive funding in the amount of $15,000 to support one University graduate research assistant to help plan, establish, implement, and evaluate strategic initiatives that advance the Research Agenda's priorities. The UROC staff will provide support and community-engaged guidance to the projects through a community-based cohort model. 

For details on each proposal, visit UROC's Research Agenda page