The Provost’s Initiative is supporting two community-engaged research partnership development grants through the Office of Community Engagement.
- Dr. Aleksandra Snowden received a $5,000 grant to partner with Dr. Katherine Wilson, executive director, of the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, to examine interpersonal violence from a public health perspective in Milwaukee’s most violent neighborhoods.
- Dr. Louise Cainkar received a $5,000 grant to partner with Janaan Najeeb, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, to locate experienced civil society organizations and learn from them best practices in community outreach and civil rights education, in school bullying intervention, and in developing an accessible, multi-lingual, online/hotline hate monitoring mechanism.
Both grants have been awarded for the 2017-18 academic year. Dr. Dan Bergen, executive director of community engagement, expressed gratitude to both the faculty and community members who submitted grant proposals, stating “we had a number of competitive submissions, and the community and faculty reviewers were highly impressed by the research ideas and proposed partnerships.” The grants reflect Marquette University’s continued commitment to supporting faculty engagement in research.