2021 Early Stage Urban Research Awards

In Spring 2021, the Initiative on Cities issued its seventh request for proposals to support early stage academic research endeavors focused on urban challenges and urban populations, both domestic and global. We received 37 applications from 20 schools and departments at BU, and and we are thrilled to announce we have funded 14 projects, including 8 led by BU graduate students and 6 by BU faculty. Topics include workforce development for formerly incarcerated jobseekers, urban coral reefs, racism and biodiversity, youth mental health, and projects in China, Ghana, and Jordan.

Click on the sections below to see each of the projects: