Research Proposals Requested

The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development at NMU is requesting research proposals for the upcoming academic year that examine an area of economic and/or community development in the Upper Peninsula. Those that have a community partner will receive preference. The center will award up to $3,000 for two projects. Proposals will be accepted from faculty or from students under the supervision of an NMU faculty member.


To apply, applicants must submit a proposal (not to exceed four pages, double spaced, with 12-point font) that includes an outline of the study's purpose, a literature review and a statement that summarizes the research and how it advances the mission of the center. It should also include acknowledgement of participation from the faculty member's department head. The proposal, along with a copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae, should be submitted by Sept. 21. The center's advisory board will review the proposals and make its selections by Oct. 5. Funding will cover only costs associated with travel, consumables and student wages. 


The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development combines research, public service, education and training to enhance economic development and improve the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula and its surrounding region.


For more information, contact Bob Eslinger, center director, at or



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