Request a Community Project

All community members are encouraged to submit community based research and GIS mapping project requests.

Project requests are reviewed monthly by the CSU community-based research and mapping advisory committee. Successful requests demonstrate societal benefit. Projects from the immediate CSU area are given priority, but all Chicago-area organizations are welcome to apply for assistance. All other things being equal, projects are undertaken on a first come, first served basis. You will be contacted to confirm receipt of your request and for clarifications, if needed.

Briefly (1-2 paragraphs or bulleted statements) address the below questions to the best of your ability. If you are unsure about the specifics of your request, contact us first so we can talk through your ideas before submitting a request.