The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service has supported civically engaged research through the creation of the Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC). The TCRC seeks to involve Tufts faculty and students from across all seven schools of the university in research done in collaboration with community partners.
Run by a Steering Committee of community members and Tufts Faculty, TCRC places a special, but not exclusive, emphasis on Tufts’ host communities of Somerville, Medford and Boston’s Chinatown. Research we support must involve a formal community partner and produce scholarship at the same time it yields knowledge useful to the community. Priority is given to redressing issues of disparity, inequality and injustice in society. Research topics may include education, the economy, housing, the environment and health.
Request for Proposals, Fall 2012
TCRC is be looking for proposals of community-collaborative research projects that meet one or more of these criteria: (1) potential to launch an ambitious project that can attract external funds; (2) interdisciplinary approaches, especially those that draw on two or more Tufts schools; (3) projects that build on established Tufts/community partnerships; and/or (4) projects that address particularly pressing or overlooked issues identified by community groups.
Download the full 2012 RFP (pdf).
Since it’s founding, TCRC has supported a wide range of community-engaged research, produced several reports, and hosted events, such as “speed dating” networking sessions to help faculty and communities members connect over similar research interests.
Learn more about some of the community organizations which are part of TCRC.
Read past announcements from the TCRC.
Doug Brugge, Director
Carrie Hui, Student Assistant
Heejin Choi, Student Assistant (Web)
136 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 636-0326
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