Jason Corburn, College of Environmental Design Professor of City & Regional Planning and Director of the Institute of Urban & Regional Development, was the recipient of the 2017 Peder Sather Grant. Along with Professor Jørn Cruickshank, an associate professor in the Department of Global Development and Planning at the University of Agder in Norway, Professor Corburn will work collaboratively on issues of community and global development.
The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities. The Center offers grants of between $10K and $25K. Funds are made available for one academic year, and can support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, virtual intellectual exchanges, the undertaking of exploratory and pilot studies, activities such as PhD student exchanges, longer-term stays for Principal Investigators, the collection and analysis of data, and other core research activities.