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Excellent funded research opportunity for Communication students

In what ways is machismo within the hip-hop community in Quito, Ecuador and associated gender and sexual violence a public health concern?

 What are concrete manifestations of women’s empowerment in rural Costa Rica, and what different strategies promote gender equality education and community participation for men and women?

 How can a community-based organization work to ensure participation and involvement of persons with disabilities in democratic processes in Uganda?

 What factors contribute to the gulf between educational/economic redevelopment actors and the residents within the community in McDowell County, Central Appalachia?

What are contributing factors to the high dropout rate in the Costa Rican educational system at transitional stages?

 These are just a few of the many community-based research questions undergraduates can explore this summer through partnership with organizations around the world. The Buffett Institute’s Community-Based Research Fellowship is for students interested in spending their summer applying classroom knowledge to real-world issues and supporting community-driven initiatives. 

Community-based research (CBR) combines community knowledge and university knowledge to address global issues through actionable research.  This fellowship is open to undergraduates from all academic disciplines with prior field experience. CBR fellows receive methods training and up to $7,500 for travel, living expenses, and stipend. Application opens December 11, and is due February 1, 2018. Learn more and hear from alums about their experience at an information session on Friday, January 19th, 2 pm – 3 pm at 1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 1-200.

If you have questions, please contact Emory Erker-Lynch at