Undergraduate Engaged Research Grants

Advancing High Road Student Research: Social Sector Studies in Action

Buffalo is a city that is experiencing an economic renaissance, but it still struggles with high poverty, segregated neighborhoods and low urban high school graduate rates. In 2008, Cornell created the High Road Fellowship that places 20 students in internships in organizations in Buffalo that are focused on community and economic development. This project will increase the number of High Road projects that have an engaged research component to at least half of the fellowships. To date, student research projects have included an analysis of the economic impact of immigrants and refugees on the economy in Buffalo and research for a study of racial inequality in employment in the region. After the High Road fellows return to campus, they present the results of their projects at a new applied research showcase to the Cornell community.

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Undergraduate Engaged Research Grants

Expanding the number of students involved in established community-engaged research.

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