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 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.
The Gambrell Faculty Fellows program announced its third cohort of researchers
- Third Gambrell Faculty Fellows Cohort: Closing the racial wealth gap, understanding Black women's resilience, bridging the digital divide and making the transit system work for everyone.
The second cohort of Gambrell Faculty Fellows
The first cohort of Gambrell Faculty Fellows
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 discuss their work during the institute's 2021 virtual Schul Conversations on economic mobility