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Center for Applied Research at Tulane SoPA

Established in 2023, the Center for Applied Research is housed within the John Lewis Public Administration Program in the Tulane School of Professional Advancement. The center serves as a valuable community resource that further demonstrates the role of the John Lewis Public Administration Program as a pipeline for civic leadership talent and offers an opportunity to bolster student and faculty engagement with community organizations through research that aligns with existing capstones, internships, residencies, and other program learning activities. The center is focused on addressing our society’s most pressing questions and informing emerging solutions in real time.

Choose from two consulting options:

Applied Research Consultancy

Best for those needing:

  • Budgeted service
  • Longer project timeframe
  • Team of Tulane faculty and student research fellows

Capstone Consultancy

Best for those needing:

  • Cost-free assistance
  • One-semester timeframe
  • Focused, single student


Our current partners

Project: Understanding CDFI Capacity in Support of Womxn of Color Entrepreneurs

Project: Deepening Engagement & Amplifying Diverse Philanthropy Study

Project: Performance Metrics

Project: Jefferson Highway Medical Innovation District Foundational Research