Sustainable and Thriving Communities and Organizations Initiatives (STCO) 

Research Community Development Awards

The Research Community Development Award offers funding within the STCO signature research area to encourage the development of new research groups and collaborations to address shared research interests. Research groups may gather around a specific industry partner (e.g., researchers working with LTHC or YMCA), a topic (e.g., food security or health in underserved communities) or a research challenge (e.g., community engagement issues). The funds can be used for meetings (including food), student support and travel. 

View the award guidelines for additional details about how to apply and build a community around your STCO challenge. Please reach out to Jonathon Day or Nilupa Gunaratna with any questions. 

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