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Four UMich research projects receive combined $4.5 million from LSA research initiative

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Design by Priya Ganji Four faculty research projects at the University of Michigan received a combined $4.5 million investment from the University this month to pursue their research on social and environmental justice, according to a June 21 press release . The grants are a part of LSA’s Meet the Moment initiative, which awards funding to faculty whose research addresses urgent social issues.

The projects fall into two categories: A “Change the World” project, which can receive up to $2 million in funding extended over a five-year period; or a “Vital Impact” project, which can receive up to $250,000 extended over a two-year period.

Anne Thomson, director of Research and Compliance for LSA, said LSA expects to fund another round of four projects in 2024, though they have not yet officially announced a call for applications.

Thomson said the University established this initiative as a way to direct attention and resources to research with the potential to bring about concrete change.

“We in LSA are uniquely positioned to bridge some of the things that have been happening in the world and what we can do to make it a better place,” Thomson said. “We have expert faculty, we have all the resources, we’ve […]

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