The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has supported civically engaged research through the creation of the Tisch College Community Research Center at Tufts (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

Applications for student research grants are now being accepted, click here to view the 2017 application requirements.

TCRC is looking for proposals of community-collaborative research projects, click here to view the 2016 application requirements. (Application period is now closed) 

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions and answers regarding the community research, please click here to view more details.

Contact Us

Doug Brugge, Director
136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 636-0326