Civic Innovation Challenge 2022
Led by: Kim Lucas
The Civic Innovation Challenge is a multi-agency, federal government research and action competition that aims to fund ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable, and transferable impact on community-identified priorities. Professor Kimberly Lucas was a critical strategic leader in executing CIVIC 2021 with the MetroLab Network and will provide guidance and planning for CIVIC 2022. This includes working with the MetroLab and NSF Teams to continuously evaluate and iterate on articulating the values, goals, and objectives of CIVIC 2022 as the program evolves, by designing, improving, and implementing technical assistance to funded teams as well as growing and sustaining a strong national Community of Practice of researchers, government officials, and community organizations who want to do groundbreaking community-led and community-engaged research. Professor Lucas will also work with the MetroLab and NSF Teams to build an infrastructure that supports the CIVIC 2022 Community of Practice. Together with the MetroLab and NSF Teams, Professor Lucas will identify and build programming for workshops, resources, training, and networking opportunities responsive to the needs of CIVIC 2022 Stage 1 and Stage 2 awardees.