The Urban Institute's Faculty Fellows program, with support from the Gambrell Foundation, funds research projects focused on the pressing needs in our community. The second cohort of faculty fellows, selected in 2020, is researching issues related to the intersection of economic mobility, the coronavirus pandemic and other factors in the Charlotte region.
The Gambrell Faculty Fellows program grew out of the Charlotte Opportunity Insights Partnership, also funded by The Gambrell Foundation. One key objective of the Partnership is to incorporate, facilitate, and build local research capacity to address issues related to economic mobility in Charlotte. The Gambrell Faculty Fellowship Program was developed in 2018 to contribute to this objective by facilitating research on economic mobility and ensuring that our community can access that work. The Gambrell Foundation awarded a second grant to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2019 to extend and continue to build the fellowship program.
Now entering its third year, the Gambrell Faculty Fellows program is seeking a new cohort of researchers, to be named later in 2021. Research from the first two cohorts is expected to be presented at the Schul Forum in November.
Read more about the program, faculty fellows and their research
Read some of the recently published research from Gambrell Faculty Fellows
"Poverty Suburbanization, Job Accessibility, and Employment Outcomes" - Published in Social Inclusion, May 2021 (summary)
Watch some of the faculty fellows presenting at the institute's 2021 virtual Schul Conversations on economic mobility