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Community Engaged Research Fellows Program

The Community Engaged Research Fellows Program offers a yearlong, cohort-based faculty and academic staff development program for up to four early- and mid-career faculty and four academic staff to strengthen their community-engaged research (CER) skills, develop CER projects in partnership with communities, and produce scholarly products.

Fellows participate in monthly workshops focused on readings about community-engaged research and on the application of these concepts to scholarship in their field, discipline, or department. Readings and workshop speakers emphasize the intersection of community engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Fellows are expected to co-design a CER project in partnership with community members or produce scholarly products related to CER, such as grant proposals, community-based participatory research pilot studies, or submitted peer-reviewed research articles.

Each fellow is paired with a senior MSU faculty mentor who will advise the fellow on various aspects of CER, from partnership development to disseminating products co-authored with community partners. Fellows receive a $2,500 stipend and up to $1,000 for project costs. Up to an additional $1,000 is available to compensate community partners for their time and expertise.

Learn more about the Community Engaged Research Fellows Program.


Miles A. McNall

Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship

Doberneck, Diane

Director for Faculty and Professional Development, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability

Barnes-Najor, Jessica V.

Director for Community Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship