University Community Partnerships

University Community Partnerships

Mrs. Haury believed strongly in partnerships by which universities work with community programs and resources to achieve shared goals. True to that vision, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice yearly provides two types of awards for initiatives that best leverage University of Arizona (UA) and community resources:

  • Challenge Grants of up to $200,000 for new or existing UA-community partnerships working on new initiatives to address complex challenges; awards are for periods of up to three years
  • Seed Grants to fund new or existing UA-community partnerships that start new initiatives; awards up to $100,000 are for a period of two years each (a total of $100,000 is divided among two to four recipients twice per year)

University-Community Partnerships encourage innovation in research, education and solution implementations that address and give voice to populations most vulnerable to environmental and social justice challenges.

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University-Community Partnership Stories


Spotlights - 23 January 2017

Indigenous Stewards: Environmental Health Stories

The Southwest Environmental Health Science Center (SWEHSC) is located on Tohono O’odham Nation traditional homelands at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. SWEHSC...

By IngriQue Salt, SWEHSC Tribal Liaison
Announcements - 2 June 2016

Improving Arizona’s Future by Empowering Teachers – Learning about Sustainability

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice supported the Arizona Center for STEM Teachers (ACST) at Biosphere 2 in summer 2016. Elementary school...

By Haury Program
Announcements - 10 March 2016

Community-University Partnership Launches Project to Build on Yaqui Resiliency

Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Associate Professor, UA School of Anthropology, and executive director for the University of Arizona (UA)-affiliated Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA...

By Haury Program
News - 2 June 2015

CCASS Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program Team Creates Partnerships and Networks

The University of Arizona’s Climate Center for Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) serves vulnerable populations in the Southwest through its Haury Native Nations...

By Haury Program
Outcomes - 2 June 2015

Molita Yazzie, Inaugural Haury Native American/First Nations Oxford Scholar

Molita Yazzie, from the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, grew up without manufactured toys, reading everything she could with the desire to improve her life and those...

By Haury Program