Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC)


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. Click here for a full report of a recent TCRC-funded research project.

Request for Proposals

TCRC is looking for proposals of community-collaborative research projects that meet one of more these criteria: (1) projects that build on established issues identified by community groups; (2) interdisciplinary approaches, especially those that draw on two or more Tufts schools; (3) potential to launch an ambitious project that can attract external funds. The application period closed and will reopen Fall 2015, click here to view the 2014 application requirements.

Contact Us

Doug Brugge, Director
136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 636-0326
Email: dbrugge@aol.com