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Funding Awarded to UIC Faculty for 2021-2022 Civic Engagement Research

IPCE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Civic Engagement Research Fund Award for 2021-2022. Five UIC faculty members have been selected to receive funding for their work that furthers our understanding of civic engagement theory and facilitates engagement or provides tools that enhance the efforts of civic engagement in community change initiatives.

Each awardee will present their research at an IPCE Civic Engagement Lunch Talk event and submit a report for online publication on our website. Check back throughout the year for updates!


The 2021-2022 Civic Engagement Research Awardees:

Jennifer Brier, PhD, Gender and Women’s Studies Program and Department of History, "Building a Community History Corps for Chicago"

Federica Fusi, PhD, Department of Public Administration, "Inclusive Open Government Data Implementation for Environmental Justice: Enhancing Community Stakeholder's Voice"

Chris Kanich, PhD, Department of Computer Science, "Motivating Change: Understanding the Costs of Chicago's Current Redistricting Process"

Elizabeth A. Kócs, PhD, MBA, UIC Energy Initiative, "Accelerating University-Community Partnerships for Climate Justice"

Kate Lowe, PhD, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, "Enhancing Public Engagement in Municipal Transportation Decisions"


Stay tuned for the event dates when these IPCE awardees will present their exciting research!